By Lauren del Valle, CNN
The supervising judge a trial for civil assault and defamation For columnist E. Jean Carroll vs. Donald Trump warned the former president’s lawyer Wednesday about comments his client made on social media about the case.
Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, outside the jury’s presence, pointed out to U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan a post Triumph he posted on his Truth Social social networking site early Wednesday about the lawsuit. He mail called the lawsuit a scam and cited DNA on Carroll’s dress that she said she was wearing at the time Trump allegedly raped and forcibly groped her in the dressing room of an upscale Manhattan department store in mid-March. from the 1990s. Trump has denied the allegations.
Judge Kaplan warned Trump’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, that the statement and any further statements about the case could expose Trump to “a new source of potential liability.” Tacopina said he would ask his client to refrain from commenting further on the case.
The judge had previously asked the lawyers to tell clients and witnesses to refrain from making statements that could incite violence or civil unrest, and to refrain from making comments that could endanger the safety of persons or The rule of law.
Carroll is suing Trump for assault and defamation, alleging that he raped her at Bergdorf Goodman in the spring of 1996 and then defamed her years later when he went public with the allegations.
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