Trump mistook rape accuser E Jean Carroll for ex-wife, deposition reveals | Donald Trump

Donald Trump mistook E Jean Carroll, the author who accuses him of rape, for his ex-wife Marla Maples throughout a deposition within the case final yr, excerpts launched in US district courtroom on Wednesday confirmed.

“That’s Marla, yeah,” Trump stated, when proven {a photograph}. “That’s my spouse.”

The error was corrected by a lawyer for the 76-year-old former president. However observers stated it might undermine Trump’s declare he couldn’t have attacked Carroll as a result of she isn’t his “sort”.

It was not the primary launch of excerpts from Trump’s deposition, which occurred in October. Final week, Trump was proven to have claimed Carroll “stated it was very horny to be raped”.

Carroll says Trump raped her in a division retailer altering room within the mid-Nineteen Nineties. Trump denies it.

Carroll sued Trump for defamation and beneath the Grownup Survivors Act, a New York regulation which permits alleged victims of historic sexual assault to convey circumstances inside an outlined timeframe.

Trump was married to Maples, the mom of his daughter Tiffany, from 1993 to 1999, between marriages to Ivana Trump, his first spouse, and Melania Trump, his third and present partner.

The {photograph} he thought confirmed Maples reveals Trump in Carroll’s firm within the Nineteen Nineties. In his deposition, Trump stated it confirmed a “receiving line” at an occasion.

Within the extracts launched final week, Trump stated of Carroll: “She stated that I did one thing to her that by no means befell. There was no something. I do know nothing about this nutjob.”

He additionally accused Carroll of alleging he raped her so as to promote “a extremely crummy e book”.

To Carroll’s lawyer, he stated: “I’ll sue her after that is over, and that’s the factor I actually look ahead to doing. And I’ll sue you, too.”

Trump additionally known as Carroll “mentally sick” and falsely claimed she had talked about having fun with sexual assault.

“She truly indicated that she liked it,” he stated. “OK? She liked it till industrial break. Actually, I believe she stated it was horny, didn’t she? She stated it was very horny to be raped. Didn’t she say that?”

Trump was referring to an interview with CNN in 2019 during which Carroll described why she most well-liked to not use the phrase “rape”, as some folks suppose “rape is horny”.

In Trump’s deposition, Carroll’s lawyer requested: “It’s your testimony that E Jean Carroll stated that she liked being sexually assaulted by you?”

Trump stated: “Effectively, based mostly on her interview with Anderson Cooper, I imagine that’s what befell. And we will outline that … I believe she stated that rape was horny – which it’s not, by the way in which.”

In her CNN interview, Carroll stated: “I didn’t consider it as rape. I considered it as a violent incident. I considered it as a struggle. And I’ll let you know how silly … I believed I received as a result of I bought out.”

Trump is the one declared candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. A ballot launched on Wednesday gave him a 17-point lead over his nearest notional challenger, the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis.

A trial regarding Carroll’s rape declare is because of start in April.

  • Info and assist for anybody affected by rape or sexual abuse points is out there from the next organisations. Within the US, Rainn affords assist on 800-656-4673. Within the UK, Rape Disaster affords assist on 0808 802 9999. In Australia, assist is out there at 1800Respect (1800 737 732). Different worldwide helplines could be discovered at

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