Law­suit ac­cus­ing ty­coon of un­der­age rape gets hear­ing date

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

WASH­ING­TON: A fed­eral judge has or­dered a sta­tus con­fer­ence hear­ing af­ter a woman filed a law­suit claim­ing Don­ald Trump raped her when she was 13 in 1994.

In the law­suit, a wit­ness iden­ti­fied by the pseu­do­nym Tif­fany Doe, al­leges she saw Trump and bil­lion­aire-pae­dophile Jef­frey Ep­stein re­peat­edly rape the plain­tiff, iden­ti­fied as Jane Doe.

The com­plaint claims Ep­stein hired an uniden­ti­fied woman to pick up teenage girls to bring to his par­ties.

The plain­tiff’s third at­tempt in fil­ing the law­suit fea­tures a new wit­ness named Joan Doe.

The Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee has re­peat­edly de­nied the claims.

“As I have said be­fore, the al­le­ga­tions are cat­e­gor­i­cally un­true and an ob­vi­ous public­ity stunt aimed at smear­ing my client,” Alan Garten, Trump’s at­tor­ney, told LawNewz.com.

“In the event we are ac­tu­ally served this time, we in­tend to move for sanc­tions for this friv­o­lous fil­ing.”

Fed­eral judge Ron­nie Abrams has or­dered the sta­tus con­fer­ence hear­ing for Dec 16 in a New York court.

She has asked for both sides to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion to as­sist the court in ad­vanc­ing the case to set­tle­ment or trial.

Trump’s ex-wife Ivana pre­vi­ously ac­cused him of “rap­ing” her dur­ing their di­vorce in 1991 – though she later said it was not in “a lit­eral or crim­i­nal sense”.

She ac­cused him of rape af­ter he al­legedly ripped her clothes off to have sex with her in a “vi­o­lent as­sault”, a claim Trump also de­nies. – The In­de­pen­dent

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