President Donald Trump has been around the block with numerous lawsuits brought against him over the past seven years. This week’s defamation suit from writer E. Jean Carroll is a “complete con job,” according to the president’s official statement.
ABC News reported on Wednesday that a New York federal judge ruled that President Trump would have to sit in for a deposition in a suit from E. Jean Carroll, a former columnist for Elle magazine.
Per Fox News, Carroll has alleged that President Trump raped her in a New York department store dressing room in the 1990s and has further contended that his denial of the encounter somehow harmed her reputation.
During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Carroll gave bits and pieces of her story, claiming that most people viewed rape as “sexy.” She told the anchor that when she reportedly called her friend about the alleged assault after it happened, she was laughing.
“If you watch Anderson Cooper’s interview with her, where she was promoting a really crummy book, you will see that it is a complete Scam,” Trump pointed out in his statement. “She changed her story from beginning to end, after the commercial break, to suit the purposes of CNN and Andy Cooper. Our Justice System is broken along with almost everything else in our Country.”
Trump further derided Carroll’s lawyer, whom he called “a political operative and Cuomo crony who goes around telling people that the way to beat Trump is to sue him all over the place.”
Per ABC, Trump attorney Alina Habba stated, “We look forward to establishing on the record that this case is, and always has been, entirely without merit.”
The 45th president also took a swing at Carroll’s timeline of the alleged events in his statement, saying that she had “no idea what day, what week, what month, what year, or what decade this so-called ‘event’ supposedly took place” because “it never happened.”
And, Trump cracked, “…while I am not supposed to say it, I will. This woman is not my type!”
“E. Jean Carroll is not telling the truth, is a woman I had nothing to do with, didn’t know, and would have no interest in knowing her if I ever had the chance,” he summarized.