BREAKING UPDATE: Donald Trump Loses Bid to Delay E. Jean Carroll Defamation Case

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court rejected Donald Trump’s bid to postpone a defamation lawsuit filed by writer E. Jean Carroll.

However, the court did grant an expedited appeal on the question of whether he can claim absolute presidential immunity as a defense.

Just last week, Judge Lewis Kaplan, who was appointed during the Clinton administration, ruled that Trump was legally responsible for defamatory remarks he made about E. Jean Carroll following her rape accusation against him.

In May, a Manhattan jury reached a verdict in the E. Jean Carroll rape and defamation case.

In 2019, E. Jean Carroll accused Donald Trump of raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room during the 1990s.

Trump has denied the accusations, and described E. Jean Carroll as a “whack job who’s not my type.”

The jury determined that Trump had sexually assaulted and defamed Carroll, and they ordered him to pay $5 million in compensation.

She went after Trump again after Trump blasted E. Jean. Carroll during a CNN town hall in May.

She is seeking at least $10 million in damages in this separate case.

The trial is set to begin on January 15, 2024.

As reported by CNBC:

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