UPDATE 6:05 p.m: The press conference has been canceled, and will apparently be rescheduled:
“We’re going to have to reschedule. I apologize to all of you who came. I have nothing further.” @LisaBloom press conference is off.
— Irin Carmon (@irin) November 2, 2016
The woman, who claims that Donald Trump raped her when she was thirteen years old, is apparently going to break her silence on Wednesday afternoon. The plaintiff, who has used the pseudonym “Jane Doe,” is expected to appear for the first time with her new attorney, Lisa Bloom, to discuss the allegations. Bloom is also representing Jill Harth, who claims that Trump sexually assaulted her while the two did business together in the mid-1990s. The Los Angeles based attorney sent out this tweet about Wednesday afternoon’s press conference:
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) November 2, 2016
Last month, “Jane Doe” filed a lawsuit claiming that Trump raped her when she was 13 years old in the 1990s. This is the third attempt the plaintiff has made in filing this particular lawsuit. In October, she filed an amended complaint, with a new “witness” named “Joan Doe.” The plaintiff and witnesses in the case are using pseudonyms, they say, to protect their identities.
“In the 1994-95 school year, I was told by the plaintiff in Jane Doe v. Trump and Epstein (1:16-cv-04642, SDNY) that the plaintiff was subject to sexual contact by the Defendants at parties in New York City during the summer of 1994,” one of the witnesses said in a declaration.
The complaint alleges that billionaire convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein had a woman pick up teenage girls for his famous parties, and that one of these girls was “Jane.” Another witness, “Tiffany,” who also provided an affidavit in the lawsuit, said she witnessed Trump and Epstein rape the plaintiff several times. Trump has repeatedly denied the allegations.
“As I have said before, the allegations are categorically untrue and an obvious publicity stunt aimed at smearing my client,” Alan Garten, Trump’s attorney, told LawNewz.com in a previous story, “In the event we are actually served this time, we intend to move for sanctions for this frivolous filing.”
Judge Ronnie Abrams (who also happens to be the sister of LawNewz.com founder Dan Abrams) has called for a status conference hearing on December 16, 2016 (well after the election) at 11:30 am at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She’s asked for both sides to provide information that could assist the Court in advancing the case to settlement or trial.
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