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Trump Fails to Distinguish E Jean Carroll from Ex-wife Marla Maples during Deposition

Roberta Kaplan showed Trump a photograph from 1987 of him with his then-wife Ivana and Carroll standing in front of him

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Hrishita Chatterjee
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UNITED STATES: During a deposition in a case last year, Donald Trump mistook E. Jean Carroll for his ex-wife Marla Maples, according to excerpts released in a US district court on Wednesday. The trial over Carroll’s allegation would commence in April.

Roberta Kaplan showed Trump a photograph from 1987 of him with his then-wife Ivana and Carroll standing in front of him.

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Kaplan made the rather taken aback comment, “You’re saying Marla is in this photo,” to which Trump replied, “That’s Marla, yeah. That’s my wife.” Despite the efforts of the ex-President’s attorney, Alina Habba, to correct him, Trump had difficulty identifying the women in the photograph.

Another time during the ongoing deposition session the former President insisted that the rape allegations levelled against him were false because Carroll was not his “type.”

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He also defended himself by saying that the legal proceedings that were happening following Carroll’s allegations were actually a “hoax.” He even threatened to sue Carroll and her attorney after the proceedings were over and called her a “nut job.”

Carroll’s 2019 interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was used as leverage by ex-President, who changed Carroll’s remarks and used them to his advantage. He claimed that Carroll used “fight” rather than “rape” to explicate the alleged attack. 

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She even apparently said, “I think most people think of rape as being sexy,” and called her “mentally sick.” The former President also said that she enjoyed it. 

“In fact, I think she said it was sexy, didn’t she? She said it was very sexy to be raped,” Trump added.

According to federal judge Lewis Kaplan, “The fact that Mr. Trump denies Ms. Carroll’s allegations does not enter into the analysis at this stage of the case.” 

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