Donald Trump’s lawyers begin his defense in the E. Jean Carroll defamation suit

Former President Donald Trump ‘s lawyers began his defense Thursday with the expectation that he’ll be called as a witness to fight a lawsuit seeking over $10 million for things he said about advice columnist E. Jean Carroll after she accused him of sexual assault.

Trump attorney Alina Habba called as her first witness a retired television journalist and friend of Carroll — Frances Carol Martin — to testify at the Manhattan federal court trial, asking how she expressed her concern to her friend about her own safety after Carroll went public with her claims about Trump in 2019 as she was publicizing a memoir.

Martin acknowledged that Carroll had assured her that she didn’t have any major security concerns as the public learned about her claims that Trump had raped her in the dressing room of a midtown Manhattan luxury department store in spring 1996.

Earlier in the trial, Carroll had testified about death threats that she continues to receive and her need to worry about her personal safety because Trump continues making public statements about her.

  • January 25, 2024
  • Articles,
  • This post was written by