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NEW YORK, September 15 (Hfrance.fr ) - A bitter judgeicain said on Wednesday that former President Donald Trump could not delay a lawsuit accusing him of defaming former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll after claiming to have him raped in the mid-1990s.
In a sentencing order, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan refused to stay the case while Trump appeals an earlier ruling he made.
The order could allow Carroll to obtain documents and other documents from Trump during the appeal. His attorneys said they also wanted a DNA sample from the former president.
Kaplan's refusal was without prejudice, this which means Trump can renew his request. Tru MP can also seek a stay at the 2nd US Court of Appeals in Manhattan.
Trump's lawyers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Carroll sued Trump in November 2019 after denying raping her in the Bergdorf Goodman department store in downtown Manhattan. Trump claimed Carroll was not his type and made up the story to sell a new book.
Last October, Kaplan rejected a demand by Trump and the US Department of Justice to substitute the government as the defendant, which would have shielded Trump from liability and condemned Carroll's case.
The Biden administration essentially took Trump's position on the appeal, claiming that he acted in his official capacity as president by denying Carroll's allegations and therefore could not be prosecuted personally. find out more
Pleadings are scheduled for the week of November 29.
Carroll's attorney, Roberta Kaplan, said she is anxiously awaiting these arguments and reviewing the judge's order.
In a filing last December, the lawyer said Trump's appeal would likely fail, and Trump " cannot credibly claim to have suffered irreparable harm when he has already launched the document discovery process and engaged in procedural bickering. " '
Trump has denied allegations by several women who did so. 'accused of sexual misconduct that occurred before he took office in 2017. Report by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Aurora Ellis