Columnist who accused Trump of 90s rape plans new lawsuit under New York 'survivors' law

NEW YORK — A writer who accused former President Donald Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room intends to file another lawsuit against him under a new New York

law letting sexual assault victims sue over attacks that happened decades ago. A lawyer for the columnist, E. Jean Carroll, notified a federal judge of her

intent to sue in an August letter entered in the public record Tuesday. The suit would allege sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

In the letter, the lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, also said she plans to depose Trump in the defamation case that Carroll already had pending against the former president. The

deposition would have to occur by Oct. 19, when discovery in the case must be completed for a planned February trial. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in

your inbox each morning. Trump's attorney, Alina Habba, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In an Aug. 11 letter to the court that was also

posted in the public file Tuesday, she objected to the new lawsuit. For subscribers: The lawsuits, investigations and legal troubles a 2024 Trump candidacy

faces, explained   Habba wrote that letting Carroll file the new claim now “would be extraordinarily prejudicial” to Trump, given the looming trial deadlines in

the defamation case. “To permit Plaintiff to drastically alter the scope and subject matter of this case at such time would severely prejudice Defendant’s

rights. Therefore, Plaintiff’s request must be disregarded in its entirety,” Habba said.