Donald Trump mistook his rape accuser for his ex-wife Marla Maples in a deposition played for jurors in his civil case.
Lawyers for E Jean Carroll released a portion of the former president’s interview in which he wrongly points to an image of his rape accuser and claims it is his wife.
In the footage Trump is shown a photo of himself speaking to a group at an event, and is asked who the others in the video are.
He replies: ‘I don’t even know who the woman – it’s Marla. That’s Marla, yeah. That’s my wife.’
But he is then corrected by his lawyer who says ‘it’s Carrol’ before he goes on to say the photo is ‘very blurry’.
Lawyers for E Jean Carroll released a portion of the former president’s interview in which he wrongly points to an image of his rape accuser and claims it is his wife. Pictured: The image Trump was shown
The photos shows Trump in a late 1980’s photo of him with his then-wife Ivana, Carroll and her husband John Johnson.
Carroll, 79, has accused the former president, 76, of raping her inside a changing room at Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan in the mid-1990s.
Trump has vehemently denied the allegations and has yet to attend the civil trial after two weeks of testimony in Manhattan.
Lawyers for the American journalist are claiming that Trumps confusion over the phot undermine his previous comments that Carroll is ‘not his type’ – something he has repeated since she made the claims in 2019.
Jurors in the federal civil trial watched the deposition video which included Trump reiterating his claim about Carroll’s appearance and insisted the allegations are made up.
He said: ‘I say with as much respect as I can but she is not my type. Not my type in any way, shape, or form.’
Trump later told Carroll’s attorney Roberta Kaplan that he would not ‘have any interest’ in her either.
He said: ‘You wouldn’t be a choice of mine either, to be honest with you, I hope you’re not insulted.’
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