Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2023, 10:27 PM

Trump and His Rape Accuser Agree on One Trial for Separate Suits

Joe Schneider
Joe Schneider
Bloomberg News

Former President Donald Trump and a New York woman who accused him of rape agreed her separate claims of defamation and battery should be combined in a single trial next month.

E. Jean Carroll sued Trump for defamation in 2020 when he made disparaging comments in response to her claim that he raped her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s. She followed up with a suit for battery on Nov. 24, under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which allows victims to sue over alleged sexual abuse decades after it happened.

The defamation suit was scheduled for trial ...