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Trump rape accuser's claim not a 'he said, she said,' lawyer says as trial starts

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2023
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E. Jean Carroll's accusation that Donald Trump raped her was not a "he said, she said" dispute, a lawyer representing the writer told jurors on Tuesday as a civil trial over the former U.S. president's conduct nearly three decades ago got under way.

Shawn Crowley, who represents the former Elle magazine advice columnist, said during her opening statement that Trump "slammed Ms. Carroll against the wall" and "pressed his lips to hers," an account that other witnesses were prepared to verify.

"This is not a 'he said, she said' case,"...

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