Woman who accused Donald Trump of raping her at 13 drops lawsuit

Woman had alleged Trump and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein raped her in 1994, which Trump had denied, and the accusers attorney filed a voluntary dismissal

A woman who had accused Donald Trump of raping her when she was a 13 -year-old dropped her lawsuit against the Republican nominee on Friday.

One of the accusers lawyers, Thomas Meagher, filed a one-page voluntary dismissal in district court in New York late on Friday. Neither he nor a second attorney listed immediately responded to questions about the document.

The woman, who had filed suit earlier this year under the pseudonym Jane Doe, had alleged that Trump and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein had raped her in 1994, when she was a 13 -year-old aspiring model.

This week she abruptly canceled a plan to speak publicly about the allegations, and the other lawyer, Lisa Bloom, cited numerous threats against her client.

She has been here all day, ready to do it, but regrettably she is in terrible dread, Bloom said on Wednesday. Blooms mother, Gloria Allred, is an lawyer representing several women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

Trump had been given a tentative court date for the civil lawsuit of 16 December and has denied all the accusations made against him.

After Does suit was filed in June, Alan Garten, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, told the Guardian the claims were a complete fabrication.

This is basically a sham lawsuit brought by someone who desires to impact the presidential election, he said.

A virtually identical lawsuit was filed in April in California and rejected for technical errors. An investigation connected the lawsuits to Norm Lubow, a former television producer with a history of disputed allegations against celebrities. Both suits named Epstein, a financier who was convicted of soliciting sex from an underage girl in 2008.

The court order to Trump and Epsteins lawyers devoted no details of Does complaint, but the original suit alleged that Trump assaulted her at Epsteins home in Manhattan and at parties hosted by the financier.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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