As the Republican candidate for the U.S. presidency has his campaign in full swing, Donald Trump is also facing two lawsuits that have been filed against him. Trump vehemently denies the allegation behind each of the two federal lawsuits – one alleges rape, the other fraud.
Federal Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump of the Rape, Assault, and False Imprisonment of Underage Young Woman in 1994
This lawsuit filed June 2016, naming the plaintiff as Jane Doe to maintain her anonymity, in the state of New York, is yet in its early stages. The statute of limitations has expired on the potential for any criminal charges to be filed. Instead, Jane Doe and her attorney have filed a civil suit against the alleged perpetrator, Donald Trump, seeking $75,000 in damages and payment of attorney fees.
The lawsuit stems from accusations by Jane Doe that when she was 13-years-old, she attended a party given by convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein and attended by Donald Trump. In the lawsuit, Jane Doe alleges Trump raped her, sexually assaulted her, assault and battery, detained her against her will, and inflicted emotional distress and duress upon her.
“The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, perhaps, are simply politically motivated. There is absolutely no merit to these allegations. Period.”
Jane Doe also alleges that threats Trump made against her and her family caused her to remain silent about these allegations in the past.
A pre-trial conference that was originally scheduled to take place on Sept. 9, 2016, was rescheduled for Oct. 14, 2016 by Judge Ronnie Abrams due to failure on the part of the plaintiff to provide necessary affidavits to the Court and then provide the full legal time for the defense to respond to the complaint before the conference. The pre-trial conference, to be held at 10 a.m. on October 14 will likely take place between the attorneys involved and Judge Abrams; neither the plaintiff herself or the defendant, Donald Trump are likely to make an appearance.
Federal Lawsuits Accuse Donald Trump and Trump University of Making False Claims
Trump University and Donald Trump are facing federal lawsuits in several states, filed by former students of the school who are accusing the university and Trump himself of fraud based on claims made to them as prospective students that were not delivered upon once tuition was paid.
Lawsuits have been filed in California and New York. The case in California will be the first to be heard, with a trial date set for Nov. 28, 2016, in which some former students allege that high-pressure sales tactics were used to encourage them to enroll in the real estate courses provided by the school – which has been found not to be a university as the name, Trump University, suggests. The lawsuits also allege deceptive practices were used to entice people to become students, with some of those deceptive claims made by Trump himself, according to the lawsuit.
Trump and his attorneys point to the many evaluations made by students satisfied with what they learned during the approximately $35,000 educational experience at the school.
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