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Confrontation between Trump lawyer and judge during trial for sexual defamation in New York

 

Confrontation between Trump's lawyer

and judge during trial

 for sexual defamation in New York


Former US President Donald Trump's lawyer confronted the judge during her

 client's defamation trial in New York, where the court heard the evidence of writer

 and journalist E. Jean Carroll.



CNN reported that

 Trump lawyer Alina Haba objected to Carroll's answer,

 prompting Judge Lewis Kaplan to strongly reprimand her

"When you talk in this courtroom or any courtroom in

this building you stand upright."


Trump was not obliged to attend the civil trial in court for the second day

 as he seeks to use several legal proceedings against him to rally supporters

ahead of the New Hampshire primary and his 2024 campaign.



According to US media reports, Carroll said during the hearing that

she had come to court "to stop him from telling lies about me."


Carroll is seeking

 more than $10 million in damages

claiming that 

"Trump defamed her in 2019 when he was president and she had revealed that

he had been subjected to her, saying that she" didn't like him. 

" While Carroll told the court, "That means I'm so ugly so

he won't sexually assault me."



In response to a question about the damage this comment caused to her reputation

Carroll said: 

"I was previously known as a journalist

and now I am known as a liar and a fraud."





CNN explained that

 "Trump shook his head when Carroll accused him of

 assaulting her and spoke to his lawyer during her testimony

and Carroll's lawyers complained to the judge about it."



"Carroll filed two separate lawsuits against Trump, the first

 accusing him of defamation after he accused her of lying in a book."


"Carroll brought the second case after New York passed a law last year granting

 adult victims of sexual assault a one-year time limit for civil proceedings against

 aggressors after the expiration of the statute of limitations."



Carroll is seeking damages after Trump was accused of

assaulting her in a store changing room in the mid-1990s.


Trump denied the allegations

saying, "Carroll was completely false."


Trump also 

noted that he never met Carroll: "I've never met her in my life

she's trying to sell a new book, that should indicate her motivation

that she should be sold in the fiction section."