Trump’s Legal Battle: ABC Interview Sparks Defamation Lawsuit! Shocking Details Inside!

Former President initiated legal action against ABC News and anchor George Stephanopoulos, alleging defamation following an interview conducted earlier this month with , R-S.C.

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During the interview, Stephanopoulos questioned Mace about her support for Trump in light of a jury's determination of liability against him for sexually abusing writer E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s.

Stephanopoulos asked, “You endorsed Donald Trump for president. Judges and two separate juries have found him liable for rape and for defaming the victim of that rape. How do you reconcile your endorsement of Donald Trump with the testimony we just heard?”

While a jury found Trump had sexually abused Carroll, it did not find him guilty of rape. However, the judge ruled that the claim of rape was “substantially true,” noting, “Indeed, the jury's verdict in Carroll II establishes, as against Mr. Trump, the fact that Mr. Trump ‘raped her,' albeit digitally rather than with his penis.”

Trump's lawsuit, filed in federal court in Florida, alleges that Stephanopoulos's statements were “false, intentional, malicious and designed to cause harm.”

Critics, including attorney Andrew Fleischman and conservative lawyer George Conway, criticized the lawsuit. Conway explained Trump's argument as contending that since the jury found Trump guilty of digitally penetrating Carroll without her consent, constituting sexual assault rather than rape under law, Stephanopoulos's use of the term “rape” constituted libel.

Conway remarked, “By bringing this lawsuit, Trump will only bring more public attention to what he did to Carroll. And he and his lawyers may very well be—in fact, ought to be—sanctioned. Another brilliant stable-genius move.”

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