Trump Cutting Ireland Trip Short To ‘Confront’ Rape Accuser In New York case
Donald Trump on Thursday said that he is reportedly cutting his trip to Ireland short and will “confront” his accuser, E. Jean Carroll, in a civil rape case in New York, according to multiple reports.
“I’m going back to New York,” the former president told reporters from his golf resort in Doonbeg in County Clare.
Trump, who has been visiting his properties in Scotland and Ireland while a civil court in Manhattan heard testimony that he raped Carroll in a department store dressing room in 1996 and then defamed her by denying it.
Trump said he has been “falsely accused”.
“I’ll be going back early because a woman made a claim that is totally false, it’s fake,” he said Thursday, according to The Evening Standard.
He said he had decided to, “go back and confront this woman,” before adding: “It’s a disgrace but we have to do it, it’s a part of life. Because of that I have to leave Ireland and I have to leave Scotland where I have great properties, I have to leave early.
“I don’t have to but I choose to.”
Trump didn’t say when he intends to fly to New York. But closing arguments in the trial are scheduled to start on Monday.
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