A federal judge has denied the Justice Department’s attempt to intervene on President Trump’s behalf in a defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges he sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s.
In her memoir published last year, writer E. Jean Carroll accused the president of raping her in the dressing room of a Manhattan department store more than two decades ago.
Trump denied the allegations and accused her of lying to sell books.
Carroll then sued Trump last year in state court in New York for defamation, contending he harmed her reputation with his counterclaims.
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