Judge denies mistrial in E. Jean Carroll rape case against Trump

Kaplan "bolstered" Carroll's testimony, the Trump attorney said

Published: May 1, 2023 8:58am

Updated: May 15, 2023 5:31am

Judge Lewis Kaplan on Monday denied a motion from former President Donald Trump's attorneys asking for a mistrial in author E. Jean Carroll's civil battery and defamation case, arguing that Kaplan has a history of "pervasive unfair and prejudicial rulings" against the former president.

Trump's attorney Joe Tacopina in a letter to Kaplan asked that the case be dismissed or alternatively, "correct the record for each and every instance in which the court has mischaracterized the facts of this case to the jury" and "allow the defendant's counsel to have greater latitude to cross-examine plaintiff and her witnesses," according to CBS News.

Kaplan "bolstered" Carroll's testimony because he did not properly sustain objections to some of Tacopina's questions to Carroll, the Trump attorney also wrote in his letter.

Jury selection in the case began last week. Trump has repeatedly denied Carroll's allegations that he raped her in the mid-1990s in a dressing room.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram

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