Forty-fifth President Donald Trump released a statement on Wednesday afternoon by email and on Truth Social slamming so-called author E. Jean Carroll after a judge ruled Trump must sit for a deposition in lawsuit from Carroll who claims Trump, without proof, raped her in the mid-1990s.
The judge, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan rejected Trump’s lawyers requests of delaying the testimony, requiring the deposition be held on October 19.
“The defendant should not be permitted to run the clock out on plaintiff’s attempt to gain a remedy for what allegedly was a serious wrong,” the judge wrote.
“We look forward to establishing on the record that this case is, and always has been, entirely without merit,” Trump’s lawyer, Alina Habba, reacted in a statement.
Trump slammed the judge, calling the case a “complete con job,” and slammed Carroll’s accusations, calling them “completely made up” and a “hoax.”
“This ‘Ms. Bergdorf Goodman’ case is a complete con job, and our legal system in this Country, but especially in New York State (just look at Peekaboo James), is a broken disgrace,” Trump wrote.
“You have to fight for years, and spend a fortune, in order to get your reputation back from liars, cheaters, and hacks. This decision is from the Judge who was just overturned on my same case,” Trump continued.
“I don’t know this woman, have no idea who she is, other than it seems she got a picture of me many years ago, with her husband, shaking my hand on a reception line at a celebrity charity event. She completely made up a story that I met her at the doors of this crowded New York City Department Store and, within minutes, ‘swooned’ her,” Trump added.
“It is a Hoax and a lie, just like all the other Hoaxes that have been played on me for the past seven years. And, while I am not supposed to say it, I will. This woman is not my type! She has no idea what day, what week, what month, what year, or what decade this so-called ‘event’ supposedly took place,” Trump continued.
“The reason she doesn’t know is because it never happened, and she doesn’t want to get caught up with details or facts that can be proven wrong. If you watch Anderson Cooper’s interview with her, where she was promoting a really crummy book, you will see that it is a complete Scam,” Trump wrote.
“She changed her story from beginning to end, after the commercial break, to suit the purposes of CNN and Anderson Cooper. Our Justice System is broken along with almost everything else in our Country,” Trump added.
“Her lawyer is a political operative and Cuomo crony who goes around telling people that the way to beat Trump is to sue him all over the place. She is suing me on numerous frivolous cases, just like this one, and the court system does nothing to stop it,” Trump continued.
“In the meantime, and for the record, E. Jean Carroll is not telling the truth, is a woman who I had nothing to do with, didn’t know, and would have no interest in knowing her if I ever had the chance,” Trump clarified.
“Now all I have to do is go through years more of legal nonsense in order to clear my name of her and her lawyer’s phony attacks on me. This can only happen to ‘Trump,’” Trump exclaimed.