Trump legal team will not call any witnesses in E. Jean Carroll civil rape trial
Carroll has claimed that Trump raped her in a department store roughly 30 years ago, an allegation he denies.
Former President Donald Trump's legal team confirmed Wednesday that it would not call any witnesses as part of an ongoing civil trial stemming from claims that he raped E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s.
Carroll has claimed that Trump raped her in a department store roughly 30 years ago, an allegation he denies. Trump does not face prospective jail time in connection with the civil case. Carroll's case was made possible by a New York law that created a legal window for victims to sue their alleged attackers even if the statute of limitations has passed.
Trump attorney Joseph Tacopina indicated Wednesday that the legal team would not call its own witnesses. Tacopina had already ruled out the former president testifying, though his defense might still have called psychiatrist Edgar Nace. Tacopina said that health complications would bar his testimony, the Associated Press reported.
Carroll has already concluded her own testimony. Her legal team has indicated they may conclude presenting their case this Thursday, meaning the jury could begin deliberations sometime next week.
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