During a deposition presented as evidence in E Jean Carroll’s civil rape lawsuit against him, Donald Trump seemed to confuse her with his former spouse Marla Maples.
The deposition included a video in which Trump was shown a picture of himself conversing with others at an event.”It’s Marla,” he says before his lawyer corrects him.”No, that’s Carroll,” the lawyer says.
Lawyers for Ms. Carroll have argued that Mr. Trump’s confusion undermines his claim that Ms. Carroll is “not my type,” as he repeated several times since she first came forward with the allegation in 2019.
Mr. Trump has denied Ms. Carroll’s allegation that he attacked her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s. The jury in the two-week trial was shown the video of the deposition between Mr. Trump and one of Ms. Carroll’s lawyers, where Mr. Trump continued to deny her accusation, stating that others in the “very busy store” would have heard the attack.