Trump claims presidential immunity from E Jean Carroll’s defamation lawsuit

A panel of judges is set to decide whether Donald Trump can claim presidential immunity in the damaged case brought by writer E. Jean Carroll, ABC News reported.

ABC News points out, Carroll sued Trump in November of 2019 In regards to comments he made after she accused him of raping her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in the 1990s.

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump will ask a federal appeals court on Monday to overturn rulings that have kept alive writer E. Jean Carroll’s 2019 defamation lawsuit against him. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in July declined to dismiss Carroll’s case and limited some of Trump’s defenses.

A trial is scheduled for January. The judge has already determined that Trump’s statements were defamatory, so the trial will only determine damages. Carroll is seeking $10 million. Trump on Monday will ask the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to find he is immune from being liable for damages because he was president at the time he allegedly defamed Carroll.

Carroll prevailed in a second lawsuit last May that alleged defamation and battery, and she was awarded $5 million in damages. Trump is also appealing that case.

Read the full report over at ABC News.

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