BREAKING: Judge Rules Against Trump

( – BREAKING NOW: The judge in a civil lawsuit brought against former President Donald Trump alleging he raped a woman has ruled against Trump and ordered that he must make himself available for questioning under oath next week.

As AP News is reporting in “Judge: Trump must sit for deposition in defamation lawsuit”:

“Former President Donald Trump will have to answer questions under oath next week in a defamation lawsuit lodged by a writer who says he raped her in the mid-1990s, a judge ruled Wednesday.

“U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan rejected a request by Trump’s lawyers that the planned testimony be delayed. The deposition is now scheduled for Oct. 19.

“The decision came in a lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, a longtime advice columnist for Elle magazine, who says Trump raped her in an upscale Manhattan department store’s dressing room. Trump has denied it. Carroll is scheduled to be deposed Friday.” [emphasis added]

As part of his ruling, the judge wrote, “The defendant should not be permitted to run the clock out on plaintiff’s attempt to gain a remedy for what allegedly was a serious wrong.”

Trump and his legal team deny that he has done anything wrong.