Why Biden's Justice Department wants to help Donald Trump fight libel lawsuit Carroll accused Trump of raping her at a New York department store in the mid-1990s. Trump denied the allegations, saying that Carroll wasn 't her type and that she fabricated the claim to increase the sales of his book. Carroll sued Trump for libel. No brief ten ordings or notices have been published, and it is unclear why Judge Kaplan refused the suspension on Wednesday. Trump's lawyers made the initial request to stay all proceedings in December 2020, while he appealed. Read more Kaplan refused the stay without prejudice, meaning the team could renew their efforts. They could also ask the court of appeal to stay the proceedings. In a statement, Carroll's attorney Roberta Kaplan said: We look forward to oral argument in our case at Circuit II. ... In the meantime, we are considering Judge Kaplan's order. Trump's lawyers could not be reached immediately for comment. Legal briefs have been filed in the appeal and oral argument is scheduled for the 2nd United States Court of Appeals for the week of November 29.