Donald Trump’s attorney, Joseph Tacopina, has requested a mistrial in the sexual battery and defamation lawsuit against the former president by E. Jean Carroll, a former Elle magazine columnist. Carroll claimed in 2019 that Trump raped her in the dressing room of Manhattan’s Bergdorf Goodman department store in 1995 or 1996. Tacopina argued that the court conducted misconduct and mischaracterized evidence in Carroll’s favor. He rebuked that defendant maintains that there was no alleged rape since plaintiff did not seek footage of her supposed rape.
Trump’s attorney wants a mistrial https://t.co/uoTJz8Knr6
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Last week, Carroll testified that she thought Trump raped her on a Thursday, and wished that there was a date to it, according to Politico. Tacopina further prompted the court for “greater latitude” to question Carroll and her witnesses in the trial, adding that the “proceedings are already replete with numerous examples of the Defendant’s unfair treatment by the Court, most of which have been witnessed by the jury.”
Carroll filed a lawsuit after Trump denied knowing her and called the case “a hoax and a lie” as she promoted her book in 2019. A one-time Bergdorf Goodman store manager testified that all entrance and exit doors had surveillance cameras in the store, but the court stopped Trump’s defense from asking Carroll if she had sought such footage, indicating uncertainty about its existence.
Donald Trump has faced several sexual assault allegations throughout his term, but none of them were proven to be true. It is no surprise that the Democrats and mainstream media use false accusations such as these to vilify a President who did nothing but good things for the American people. It is also important to remember that one is innocent until proven guilty, and President Trump has not been found guilty of any of these baseless allegations.