Former U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks his aircraft “Trump Force One” at Aberdeen Airport on May 1, 2023 in Aberdeen,Scotland
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Donald Trump will not affirm in the civil trial where author E. Jean Carroll implicates the previous president of rape and disparagement, his lawyer Joe Tacopina informed a federal judge Tuesday, according to NBC News.
Trump’s participation in the trial, which started recently, was formerly an open concern. Tacopina had actually informed Judge Lewis Kaplan that Trump would select his strategies “during the court of the trial.”
As Trump’s legal representatives safeguarded him in federal court in Manhattan, the ex-president himself had actually taken a trip to Scotland, where he began on a brand-new golf course on Monday.
Meanwhile, Carroll on Monday covered her 3rd and last day of testament in the trial, which fixates her accusations that Trump raped her in a New York City outlet store in the 1990 s and after that maligned her when she took her story public years later on.
Under prolonged interrogation from Tacopina, Carroll reacted to concerns about her choice not to call the authorities after the supposed attack and her subsequent appreciation of Trump’s previous truth program, “The Apprentice.”
On Tuesday, Carroll’s long time pal Lisa Birnbach affirmed that Carroll had actually called her simply “minutes” after she was supposedly attacked in a dressing space at Bergdorf Goodman.
“I said, ‘Jean, he raped you. You should go to the police,'” Birnbach affirmed, according to NBC. “She said, ‘No, no. I don’t want to go to the police.'”
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Another witness, Jessica Leeds, declared in testament Tuesday that Trump had actually searched her on a plane in the 1970 s. Trump has actually rejected Leeds’ claim.