By Kara Scannell
A federal judge on Wednesday denied former President Donald Trump’s request to pause his deposition in a defamation lawsuit scheduled for next week.
Trump is scheduled to be deposed on October 19 in the defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, a former magazine columnist who accused Trump of raping her in a department store in the mid 1990s. Trump has denied the allegations.
Judge Lewis Kaplan said a federal appeals court could decide the outcome of the lawsuit either way, and that was not a reason to pause the depositions and document collection.
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