Former President Trump’s deposition in the E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit has been unsealed after an order from a federal judge on Friday.
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplin said wrote Friday in his order to unseal the deposition that Trump’s arguments to keep the deposition sealed ‘are entirely baseless.’
Carroll alleged in her lawsuit that Trump raped her in the dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodman in New York City in the mid-1990s, and said that her reputation was damaged in 2019 when Trump denied raping her.
In October, Kaplin ordered Trump to sit for a deposition on October 19, 2022.
Carroll is known for her ‘Ask E. Jean’ column which ran in Elle Magazine.
In an email to supporters in October, Trump said that Carroll’s claims are a lie.
‘E. Jean Carroll is not telling the truth, is a woman who I had nothing to do with, didn’t know, and would have no interest in knowing her if I ever had the chance,’ Trump wrote in the email. ‘I don’t know this woman, have no idea who she is, other than it seems she got a picture of me many years ago, with her husband, shaking my hand on a reception line at a celebrity charity event.’
‘She completely made up a story that I met her at the doors of this crowded New York City Department Store and, within minutes, ‘swooned’ her,’ Trump added. ‘It is a Hoax and a lie, just like all the other Hoaxes that have been played on me for the past seven years.’
Fox News’ Lawrence Richard, Brooke Singman, and Marta Dhanis contributed to this report.