Donald Trump is frequently seen in the news for his controversies or legal problems. With that being said, Trump once bragged about how celebrities can sexually harass women, boasting about “doing whatever you want” and grabbing women “by the p***y,” in the “Access Hollywood” tape. However, the former president’s legal team is now attempting to have the tape excluded from his upcoming civil rape trial.
According to court documents that were obtained on Thursday, his attorneys Michale Madaio and Alina Habba asked for the tape to be banned. They also stated that it was “irrelevant and highly prejudicial” and “might unjustly be used to suggest to jurors that Trump had a propensity for sexual assault and therefore must have raped Carroll.”
The attorneys also want all references to the tape, which came to light when he first ran for president, to be blocked. These demands are questionable and obfuscate the case, but the clip contributed to people’s perceptions of him years ago. So, even if they ban the video, it’s difficult to imagine a judge or jury ignoring them. “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful [women],” Trump said to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush in 2005.
“I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.”
The legal team for the former President also tried to prevent two women who had accused Trump of sexual misconduct from testifying. He was also accused by 26 women over the years, but he refuted all of their accusations.
Writer E. Jean Carroll claimed that in this particular case, whose civil lawsuit starts in April, Trump molested her in a department store in the middle of the 1990s. Even though he claimed that she was lying and not his “type,” Trump mistook her for his ex-wife Marla Maples during a deposition in October. Keep an eye on Thirsty For News to get more updates regarding the ongoing story.