Posted by: Teresa | NwoReport

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that former President Trump will have to answer questions under oath in connection with a defamation lawsuit by a writer who says he raped her in the mid-1990s.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan was in connection with him rejecting a request by Trump’s lawyers that the planned testimony be delayed, according to the Associated Press

The deposition is now scheduled for Oct. 19.

The suit is being brought by longtime Elle magazine advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who says Trump raped her in a Manhattan department store’s dressing room. Trump has denied the accusation. Carroll is scheduled to be deposed Friday.

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“We look forward to establishing on the record that this case is, and always has been, entirely without merit,” Trump lawyer Alina Habba said in response to the ruling. Carroll attorney Roberta Kaplan said she was pleased with the ruling, the wire service also reports.  

The judge in his ruling suggests his decision to move forward with the suit is in part because of the “advanced age” of Carroll and Trump, each in the 70s.