(FixThisNation.com) – Former President Donald Trump is struggling to keep evidence from being allowed into his civil rape trial next month. However, so far the federal judge has rejected his attempts.
On Monday, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan in Manhattan ruled that a key witness would be allowed to provide testimony. It was also ruled that the recording of Trump’s misogynistic remarks against women which he had made in 2005 would be allowed to be played for the jury ahead of the rape allegations that are brought on by a former magazine columnist. The allegations relate to a rape that supposedly took place in the 90s.
The trial for the case that was filed by E. Jean Carroll is going to start on April 25. Both Carroll and Trump are supposed to testify in the case.
In her 2019 memoir, Carroll noted that she had been raped by Trump in the mid-1990s while in the dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman, an upscale Manhattan department store. As she noted the encounter had begun as lighthearted banter before the incident turned violent. Supposedly the two had been teasing one another about which one of them would try on a lingerie piece.
Trump has maintained that he had never met Carroll while at the store and that he did not even know her. During an October deposition, he even misidentified a decades-old photograph of her stating that she was one of his ex-wives.
In the deposition, Trump also claimed that Carroll was not “physically” his type.
Kaplan previously also ruled that the “Access Hollywood” tape with Trump’s remarks could also be used in the defamation case that Carroll had brought forth. Carroll also filed a rape claim against Trump after a temporary law in New York allowed rape victims to file against their alleged perpetrators even if the statute of limitations had ended years before.
Two women who have made sexual abuse claims against Trump have also been allowed to testify in the trial.
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