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Trump rape accuser’s case not a ‘he said, she said,’ lawyer says as trial starts

Trump rape accuser’s case not a ‘he said, she said,’ lawyer says as trial starts

LUC COHEN, JACK QUEEN and JONATHAN STEMPEL E. Jean Carroll's accusation that Donald Trump raped her was not a "he said, she said" dispute, a lawyer representing the writer told jurors as a civil trial over the former U.S. president's conduct nearly three decades ago got underway. Shawn Crowley, who represents the former Elle magazine advice columnist, said in her opening statement that Trump "slammed Ms Carroll against the wall" and "pressed his lips to hers," an account other witnesses were prepared to verify. "This is not a 'he said, she said' case," Crowley said in federal court in Manhattan.…
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Trump to face anonymous jury in high-profile New York defamation trial

Trump to face anonymous jury in high-profile New York defamation trial

JONATHAN STEMPEL A U.S. judge said Donald Trump will get an anonymous jury in rape accuser E. Jean Carroll's upcoming defamation trial, citing the threat of juror harassment, including by supporters of the former U.S. president. Saying "this is a unique case," U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said the names, addresses and places of employment of prospective jurors for the former Elle magazine columnist's April 25 trial against Trump will be kept secret. He also said jurors will be transported together to and from the courthouse and looked after by U.S. marshals during breaks in the trial. Kaplan…
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