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"Grab Them by the Pu--y" Tape Admitted as Evidence Against Trump
A federal judge in Manhattan has just issued a ruling that permits the "grab them by the p--sy" Access Hollywood tape to be utilized in the E. Jean Carroll rape case against former President Trump. Moreover, Judge Lewis Kaplan has authorized the inclusion of testimony from two other women who have accused Trump of sexually assaulting them.
In the mid-1990s, E. Jean Carroll, a writer, accused Trump of raping her, and now she alleges that Trump defamed her when she disclosed her accusations publicly while he was in the White House.
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan stated that “a jury reasonably could find, even from the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape alone, that Mr. Trump admitted in the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape that he in fact has had contact with women’s genitalia in the past without their consent, or that he has attempted to do so.”
Without proving the underlying claim of sexual assault, the judge said that Carroll "cannot establish that Mr. Trump’s charge that her story was a lie and a hoax was false.”
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In the 2005 tape, which drew widespread scrutiny during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump boasts, “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,” adding: “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Carroll initiated legal proceedings against Trump for battery on November 24, 2022, using the Adult Survivors Act as the basis of her claim. This legislation, which was enacted the previous May, empowers victims of sexual assault to pursue civil actions beyond expired statutes of limitations. Carroll also lodged a fresh accusation of defamation, pointing to Trump's remarks on Truth Social in October.
According to the lawsuit, the alleged battery inflicted long-lasting damage on Carroll, which has impeded her capacity to engage in sexual relationships