Judge Lewis Caplan denied a request for a mistrial by Donald Trump’s legal team in the E. Jean Carroll defamation and battery case on Monday just hours after it was filed.
Joe Tacopina, an attorney for the former president argued in an overnight letter that Kaplan had made “pervasive unfair and prejudicial rulings” against his client and asked him to “correct the record for every instance in which the Court has mischaracterized the facts of this case to the jury.”
Kaplan declined to honor that request without further explanation on Monday morning.
Carroll, formerly an advice columnist for Elle, has alleged that Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman department store in 1996.
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