Donald Trump rejects last probability to testify in rape trial

Former United States President Donald Trump, who as quickly as claimed it was fantastic to “Grab ‘em (women) by the pussy,” declined his final probability to testify at a civil trial where he’s accused of raping a US journalist in a luxurious division store dressing room in 1996.
The trial has been ongoing for two weeks, with Elizabeth Jean Carroll seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Despite being given until yesterday by US District Judge Lewis A Kaplan to file a request to testify, Trump didn’t file something.
It was not surprising, as he has not appeared as quickly as in the course of the trial. The jury has watched excerpts from an October deposition during which Trump denied raping Carroll or knowing her. Without Trump’s testament, the defence rested their case with out calling any witnesses, reported Aljazeera.
Trump’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, didn’t request extra time for Trump to testify and declined to touch upon the matter. Lawyers are set to make closing arguments, with deliberations likely to start the next day.
Kaplan had given the former president additional time to request to testify. However, the choose didn’t promise to grant such a request to reopen the defence case so Trump could take the stand.
On Thursday, Kaplan had heard news reviews in which Trump informed reporters while visiting his golf course in Doonbeg, Ireland, that he would “probably attend” the trial. Trump also criticised Kaplan, a Bill Clinton appointee, as an “extremely hostile” and “rough judge” who “doesn’t like me very much.”
The seventy nine 12 months outdated Carrol testified on the witness stand that the 76 12 months old Trump raped her in early 1996 after they met on the entrance of the midtown Manhattan division retailer Bergdorf Goodman.
She recounted how the encounter began as a fun and flirtatious outing the place Trump coaxed her into serving to him store for a present for an additional girl. They ended up in the store’s desolate lingerie section, where they teased each other to attempt on a see-through bodysuit. However, laughter turned to violence when Trump allegedly slammed her up towards a wall, pulled apart her tights and raped her earlier than she kneed him and fled the store.
In his deposition, Trump claimed that Carroll made up the story, calling it “a false, disgusting lie” delivered by a “nut job” making an attempt to stoke sales of her book. He repeated his earlier feedback that she was not his “type.” He said…
“She’s not my kind and that’s 100 percent true.”
In a 2005 “Access Hollywood” video Trump, who plans to “Make America Great Again” if he is elected president again bragged that men who are celebrities can grab ladies by the “pussy” without asking. He said…
“Historically that’s true with stars.” Read the total transcript HERE.
No nonsense filed a lawsuit in opposition to Trump in November 2019, moments after a New York state regulation was handed permitting adult victims of sexual assault to sue their attackers even after a number of years.
Carroll’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, wrote a letter to the choose on Sunday, complaining that Trump hasn’t deleted the posts he made on his social media community on April 26, the place he called the allegations “a made-up SCAM.”

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