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Federal Judge Dismisses Defamation Suit Filed by Trump Against E. Jean Carrol

In a decision released on Monday, a federal court reportedly rejected former President Donald Trump’s defamation case against former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll.

After being convicted guilty by a grand jury of defamation and sexual assault against the author in a separate civil lawsuit in May, Trump countersued Carroll in late June.

Carroll made a public accusation that Trump had sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in Manhattan during the mid-1990s.

Roberta Kaplan, Carroll’s attorney, declared that the legal team was “pleased” with the judge’s ruling.

In May, the Carroll defamation case, the court also denied Trump’s attorney Joseph Tacopina’s plea for a mistrial.

Following the Manhattan District Attorney’s office issuing a subpoena for the film and transcript of Trump’s deposition against Carroll, Judge Kaplan decided in a separate ruling on Monday that Carroll’s attorneys can provide the information.

The testimony may be utilized in Alvin Bragg’s probe into allegations that Trump fabricated financial records in connection with reportedly paying Stormy Daniels hush money.

Trump’s legal team urged a court in the state of New York to dismiss the subpoena.

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