Former President Donald J. Trump advised a choose Monday evening that he couldn’t have defamed E. Jean Carroll by denying her decades-old rape accusation as a result of a jury had discovered him liable just for sexually abusing her.

His attorneys mentioned in newly filed courtroom papers that Mr. Trump’s denial that he raped Ms. Carroll within the mid-Nineties in a Manhattan division retailer dressing room was truthful. Primarily based on the jury’s verdict final month after a two-week civil trial, they argued, Ms. Carroll’s…


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