Judge rejects disgraced former president’s motion to dismiss alleged rape victim’s lawsuit

Source: The Hill

“A federal judge rejected former President Trump’s motion to dismiss a civil sexual assault lawsuit that a woman who has accused him of rape in the 1990s filed against him, ruling that the law that authorizes her to sue is allowed under the New York Constitution. Journalist, author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll filed her lawsuit against Trump in November after New York’s Adult Survivors Act (ASA), which gives individuals a one-year window to file lawsuits for old sexual misconduct allegations that have passed the statute of limitations, went into effect. She previously also filed a defamation suit against Trump for calling her a liar over her claims that he raped her and for demeaning her physical appearance. Trump’s legal team argued that the law violates the state constitution’s due process provisions and is therefore unconstitutional.” (01/13/23)

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/3812997-judge-rejects-trumps-motion-to-dismiss-e-jean-carroll-sexual-assault-lawsuit/