Donald Trump faces new lawsuit from E. Jean Carroll, who's already suing him for defamation

USA Today

By Kevin McCoy
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Former President Donald Trump faces an unwelcome Thanksgiving Day entrée - a new lawsuit accusing him of battery and defamation in the alleged assault of E. Jean Carroll, a former magazine advice columnist.

The latest legal trouble for Trump comes after he recently announced a 2024 White House run, and after Attorney General Merrick Garland tapped a special counsel to handle investigations involving him.

Carroll, who's already suing Trump for defamation over his denials and comments about her following the assault allegations, filed the new battery lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on Thanksgiving Day.

That's when New York state's recently approved Adult Survivors Act opens a one-year window for survivors of sexual assault that occurred when they were past age 18 to sue alleged abusers, no matter when an assault may have occurred.

Publish : 2022-11-25 11:28:00

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