Trump may face an anonymous jury in defamation suit

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An anonymous jury may hear writer E. Jean Carroll’s upcoming rape defamation suit against Donald Trump, a judge in the case indicated Saturday. Carroll, a former columnist for Elle magazine, has accused Trump of raping her in the dressing room of a Manhattan department store in the late 1990s. She sued him for defamation after he derided her claims, said she was not his “type,” and that her accusation was politically motivated. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan issued an order Saturday asking Trump and Carroll to respond by March 17 if either side has any objections to using an ano…

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