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Trump deposition in E. Jean Carroll rape defamation case released in court


Former U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks his plane “Trump Force One” at Aberdeen Airport on May 1, 2023 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Jeff J Mitchell | Getty ImagesThe transcript of the deposition of former President Donald Trump by a lawyer for E. Jean Carroll, the writer who accuses him in a civil lawsuit of raping and defaming her, was released in a court filing Friday.The deposition, taken in October at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, was filed a day after Carroll’s lawyers rested their case at the trial for the suit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Trump’s lawyers presented no witnesses of their own.Portions of the transcript have previously been released in separate court filings.And jurors on Thursday were shown portions of a video of that deposition.In one such section, Trump, who has repeatedly said that Carroll was “not my type,” mistook her for his former wife Marla Maples in a photo from the 1980s showing him, Carroll, her then-husband, and Trump’s then-wife Ivana Trump together.”That’s Marla, yeah. That’s my wife,” Trump said before his lawyer Alina Habba stepped in during the deposition to tell him, “No, that’s Carroll,” Habba said.Trump then said the photo was “very blurry.”From L-R: former President Donald Trump, E. Jean Carroll, John Johnson and Ivana Trump at an NBC party, late 1980s.Source: U.S. District Court in ManhattanCarroll, 79, alleges that Trump raped her in the dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman departmen …

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