REPORT: Trump, Carroll agree to combine defamation lawsuits into single case

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Former President Trump and author E. Jean Carroll, who has accused him of raping her in the 1990s, agreed to combine Carroll’s claims of defamation against Trump from two trials into a single trial.

Roberta Kaplan, Carroll’s attorney, said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan on Friday on behalf of all parties involved to request that the two trials stemming from separate comments Trump has made that Carroll said were defamatory be consolidated into one.

Carroll’s attorney and the judge have no relation to each other.

In the letter, the attorney wrote that the parties agreed the consolidated trial should begin on April 25 and cover damages and liability for both cases.

The first defamation case stems from Trump’s 2019 comments criticizing Carroll’s physical appearance and accusing her of lying about the rape allegation. The second case comes from Trump’s October post on Truth Social in which he said the allegation is a “complete scam” and a “hoax and a lie.”

In the second defamation suit, Carroll sued Trump for battery after New York passed the Adult Survivors Act. The act opens a one-year window for survivors of rape and sexual assault to sue the alleged perpetrator even if the statute of limitations has expired.

A judge must approve the requested consolidation.

The attorney went on to note that the parties believe consolidating the case would be in the judge’s best interest, adding that the “same factual question is ‘central'” to both cases.

The letter states, “Because of the overlapping nature of these proceedings, a single trial will reduce costs across the board, avoid the risk of inconsistent factual rulings or jury confusion, and economize matters for the Court (as well as for both parties’ witnesses).”

Last week, the judge ruled that the jury in the defamation case could hear the 2016 “Access Hollywood” tape in which Trump is heard discussing making unsolicited sexual advances toward women and from two other women who have accused him of sexual assault.


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  1. So, is there evidence? Like a blue dress or something? Does she have some semen stored somewhere to prove this? 😂 So ridiculous!!🤣

  2. Suing because of name calling wow. All to ruin Trump for relection. Nothing more. Just like Ford and Kavanaugh. Sick people.


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