(FixThisNation.com) – Former President Donald Trump is complaining that he did not get the chance to defend himself in the civil court trial connected to the rape allegations made by E. Jean Carroll on Tuesday, despite the fact that he chose not to testify or attend the trial.
On Tuesday, a New York jury decided that Trump was liable for sexual abuse and defamation against Carroll, a writer who accused Trump of having raped her in the mid-1990s during an encounter at a department store’s dressing room. Carroll proceeded to sue Trump for defamation following his denial of the accusations and criticisms about her appearance. Carroll argued that Trump’s claims had caused her harm. The jury for the most part sided with Carroll on the battery and defamation allegations but did not find that Trump had raped her.
Before that decision was made, Trump had taken to his social media platform, Truth Social, to state that he had not been allowed to “speak or defend” himself during the trial. In the post, he continued to maintain that he was innocent and stated that he was going to address the accusations once the trial ends. He proceeded to state that he was planning on appealing the jury’s decision.
While Trump might claim that he had not been allowed to defend himself, in reality, he rejected Judge Lewis Kaplan’s offer to testify before the jury. Kaplan even gave Trump a deadline extension of 5 p.m. on Sunday for a last-minute testimony if he had changed his mind.
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