Accused of rape, Donald Trump mistakes the alleged victim for his exwife

Accused of rape, Donald Trump mistakes the alleged victim for his exwife

Former US President Donald Trump confused journalist E. Jean Carroll, who has accused him of a 1990s rape, with his exwife Marla Maples in a photo, according to a court document in an affidavit filed in October.

Trump, 76, will appear in a New York court on April 10 to face defamation and rape charges at the hands of 79yearold Carroll, who alleges she was raped by the tycoon in a department store dressing room in 1995 or 1996 been.

The dual civil lawsuit alleging defamation and rape has brought Carroll — a former Elle magazine columnist — in federal court against the real estate magnate and former US president since 2019 (20172021).

Carroll sued Trump for defamation in November 2019 after the former president called the rape allegations an “outright lie” in June of that year.


The two parties issued affidavits last October.

During testimony on Oct. 19, held virtually and released this week, Trump reiterated the line of defense: “I will say this with the utmost respect: First, she is not my type; Secondly [o estupro] Didn’t happen”.

But when Trump presented a photo of himself with Carroll at a reception in 1990, he replied, “This is Marla, this is my wife,” before being corrected by his own attorney, Alina Habba.

Trump was married to actress Marla Maples, 59, from 1993 to 1999 and met his current wife, Melania, in 1998.