According to reports, former President Donald Trump plans to sue E. Jean Carroll, the author who accused him of raping her 20 years ago and is currently suing him for defamation.
Former president Donald Trump sues author who claims he raped her 20 years ago
Trump asked a federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday if he could file a countersuit in response to Carroll’s lawsuit, according to Bloomberg.
Carroll responded to the news on Twitter, where he vowed he would never give up on his case against the former president.
I will never give up, I will never give in, I will never forget, I will NEVER surrender.
(And, P.S. I have the most powerful civil rights attorneys in the nation—@JoshuaMatz8 and @kaplanrobbie) https://t.co/bvunZhWr0g
— E. Jean Carroll (@ejeancarroll) December 2, 2021
“I will never give up, I will never resign, I will never forget, I will NEVER give up,” he wrote.
Trump claims the lawsuit against him was filed in bad faith
This is not the first time the former president has countersued a woman accusing him of defamation and sexual assault. In October, he filed a similar countersuit against Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice who claimed that Trump sexually assaulted her and sued him for defamation.
A month after the countersuit, Zervos agreed to drop her lawsuit, but neither she nor Trump has explained why the suit was dropped.
Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, said the countersuit was little more than a delaying tactic.
Carroll accused Trump of rape in her 2019 memoir and is one of more than two dozen women who have accused the former president of sexual assault or harassment.
In her book, Carroll claimed that Trump raped her in a department store dressing room in the mid-1990s.
After she made the claims, Trump insulted Carroll’s appearance by saying she is “not my type” and claimed she made up the story to help sell her memoir.