The video deposition of Donald Trump performed earlier than the jury within the E. Jean Carroll civil battery and defamation trial was made public Friday, exhibiting the previous president discussing the accusations towards him, the “Entry Hollywood” tape and the Russia “hoax.”
The edited deposition runs for practically an hour. Trump was interviewed in October 2022.
Within the video, Trump confirms that he made the allegedly defamatory statements denying figuring out Carroll, calling her allegations that he raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman’s dressing room within the mid-Nineteen Nineties a “hoax,” and saying she isn’t his sort.
He additionally tells Carroll’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, that she, too, isn’t his sort. And plenty of occasions throughout the deposition, he calls Carroll a sequence of names, together with “nut job,” a “whack job” and “mentally sick.”
Trump additionally errors Carroll in a black-and-white photograph for his second spouse, Marla Maples. Holding the photograph, he factors at it and says, “That’s Marla, That’s my spouse.”
Trump was additionally requested to react to the notorious Entry Hollywood tape, saying it’s locker room speak, and traditionally one thing that stars – together with himself – may get away with “fortuitously or sadly.”
Trump additionally seems essentially the most agitated on the video when he denies the rape allegation, saying it’s “the worst factor you are able to do. The worst cost.” He additionally says that he has a proper to defend himself, and asks why, if he’s insulted, he can’t he insult somebody again.
As well as, Trump reacts to allegations from two different girls – Jessica Leeds and Natasha Stoynoff. And, Trump rattles off a listing of what he deems as hoaxes, together with, “Russia, Russia, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine.”