Trump sits for deposition in E. Jean Carroll lawsuit
Former President Trump answered questions under oath Wednesday for a defamation lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll, a writer who alleged that he raped her in the mid-1990s.
Why it matters: The deposition comes after Trump repeatedly attempted to delay the case proceedings.
- "We’re pleased that on behalf of our client, E. Jean Carroll, we were able to take Donald Trump’s deposition today," a spokesperson for Carroll's legal team said in a statement. "We are not able to comment further."
- Trump's team had requested that the court substitute the U.S. government as the defendant or pause proceedings until an appeals court resolves the question of who the defendant should be.
- The trial is scheduled for Feb. 6, the New York Times reports.
- Carroll also has said that she plans to sue Trump in November under a new state law in New York, called the Adult Survivors Act, which gives adult survivors of sexual misconduct a one-year window to sue, regardless of when the incident occurred.
Catch up quick: Carroll sued Trump in 2019 after he denied her allegation that he raped her in a dressing room of New York's Bergdorf Goodman department store in the mid-1990s.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional reporting.