A chair in a courtroom awaits Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, as he will be forced to testify in a lawsuit brought forth by an individual who alleges he raped her in 1994 while she was still a teenager.
The case has been brought forth on three separate occasions, but the first two saw filings the case dismissed or withdrawn due to clerical errors as recently as September 16. At the time the lawyer in the case, Thomas Meagher, vowed the lawsuit would be refiled and when it was it would include additional evidence and witnesses. They’ve made good on their promise.
Cheney Mason, who is best known for defending American sweetheart Casey Anthony from murder charges (from which she was acquitted), recently signed on to represent the plaintiff who is only known as “Jane Doe.” Mason said:
This case, based on the sworn declarations of the victim and two corroborating witnesses, will be tried in court, where the defendants will be required to answer questions under oath and pursuant to the rules of evidence.
The plaintiff alleges Trump raped her while she was at a party in New York City while inside the apartment of Trump’s buddy, and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who she also alleges raped her. The friendship of Trump and Epstein goes back to 1987 and Trump has always had shining things to say about his molesting pal. In 2002 Trump said of Epstein:
He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it. Jeffrey enjoys his social life.
On the side of the plaintiff are two witnesses named “Joan Doe” and “Tiffany Doe” who both have sworn in affidavits and will testify about their knowledge of Trump raping “Jane Doe.” When called to testify “Joan Doe” will state under penalty of perjury that the plaintiff, “Jane Doe”, told her about being raped by Trump shortly after it occurred. “Tiffany Doe” will further testify she witnessed Trump and Epstein both rape “Jane Doe” numerous times, and “Tiffany Doe” will further state that she was hired by Epstein to recruit young women to attend his lavish sex parties.
The Trump campaign, predictably, is crying foul and denying all allegations. Trump’s attorney, Alan Garten, said:
I would say the same thing I’ve said a million times. The allegations are reckless, irresponsible, and categorically untrue. To discuss them is unfair. This happened a long time ago. I don’t even want to get into it, because it gives credibility.
Garten’s unwillingness to discuss the case is a moot point, as he will be in a courtroom in a little over two months. The Trump campaign should consider themselves fortunate that the initial hearing is not until mid-December, rather than before the election. After word spread like wildfire across the Internet of Trump’s disgusting bragging of sexually assaulting women there will certainly be no shortage of individuals who will believe he was capable of raping a teenager over twenty years ago.
Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.