Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Ongoing Case of E. Jean Carroll

 Amid the numerous charges of sexual assault against unhinged predator and malignant narcissist Donald "Grab 'Em" Trump, one that has stood out is the case of journalist E. Jean Carroll. What makes her case dangerous for Trump is that she preserved what she says is his semen on a coat that she wore when he raped her in a changing room at Manhattan's Bergdorf Goodman store in the mid-1990s.

After leveling the charges against Trump in her book, "What Do We Need Men For?" in 2019, Trump assailed Carroll as lying about the incident. Carroll, in turn, is suing Trump for defamation in state court in New York. She has also demanded a DNA sample from Trump to prove his defamation (and of course rape). In September, Trump's "Roy Cohn", the corrupt and sycophantic AG William "Low" Barr, took the unprecedented step of intervening by claiming that Trump's denial / defamation occurred while he was President and the case transferred to Federal court and the Federal government be the defendant.

A Federal district court shot down Barr's argument, and the case is now before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The Biden Justice Department should ask the Appeals Court to remand Carroll's case back to the state court in New York, since Barr's ridiculous claim that Trump was acting in his "government job" when he defamed Carroll has been denied. It's long past time that Trump begins to pay for his multiple assaults against women. Getting a sample of his DNA would be a good start to moving Carroll's case forward.


Infidel753 said...

Given Trump's record of attacking environmental regulations, it seems only fitting that he might be brought down by an emission-control failure.

Carroll has a lot of guts to keep pursuing this. One can only imagine the threats and hate she probably gets from the Trumpanzees.

MarkS said...

If the dna is human, tRUMP will have grounds to have it excluded as evidence.

Anonymous said...

I hope she preserved the DNA properly as it degrades over time and would be useless even if DNA from rump were provided.

W. Hackwhacker said...

Infidel -- I imagine it's quite a hateful, misogynist stew. She's a brave person all right.

Mark -- good point! ;-)

konarider -- hopefully her attorneys have seen to that!