A federal judge on Monday dismissed a defamation counterclaim by Donald Trump against the writer E. Jean Carroll in a pending lawsuit that accuses him of defaming her after she wrote that he had raped her. Judge Lewis Kaplan in a separate order made public Monday ruled that Carroll’s lawyers can give the Manhattan District Attorney’s office a videotape and transcript of their deposition of Trump that they took last fall for the lawsuit.
That order in U.S. District Court in Manhattan raises the chance that Trump’s sworn testimony in Carroll’s case could be used against the former president as part of the DA’s pending criminal prosecution. DA Alvin Bragg Jr. charged Trump, 77, earlier this year with falsifying business records related to a 2016 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. That case, in which Trump has pleaded not guilty, is set to go to trial next May.
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