Donald Trump repeatedly attacked a woman who accused him of rape in a newly unsealed deposition.
The former president described writer E Jean Carroll as a “nut job” and rejected claims that he assaulted her the dressing room of a luxury department store in New York City in in the mid 1990s.
“She said that I did something to her that never took place,” Mr Trump said in testimony taken under oath that was made public on Friday.
“There was no anything. I know nothing about this nut job.”
In a heated series of exchanges with Ms Carroll’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, Mr Trump said he knew what he had intitially said about the writer’s allegation was not “politically correct”.
Ms Carroll’s had alleged in a 2019 memoir that Mr Trump had raped her in either 1995 or 1996 in the dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman store in Manhatttan, close to Trump Tower.
In 2019, she sued him for defamation about he notoriously denied her claims by saying she was “not his type”.
After a law was changed to extend the statute limitations to cases of sexual assault, the writer added to her lawsuit an allegation of rape.
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