Major Turn in Defamation Case: Trump Plans to Call Anderson Cooper as Witness
Former President Donald Trump will be calling Anderson Cooper as a witness in an upcoming civil trial over a writer’s allegations that Trump raped her in a department store changing room in the 1990s.
On Thursday, attorneys for Trump and E. Jean Carroll listed the witnesses they plan to call in the trial. Cooper was on Trump’s list, according to the Daily Beast.
The Daily Beast reported that Trump will be focusing on business deals made by Carroll after she first made her claim in 2019.
The Daily Beast said it was told by a source who knew the Trump legal strategy that Trump wants to focus on an interview in which Carroll told Cooper, “I think most people think of rape as being sexy. They think of the fantasies.”
Carroll initially sued Trump for defamation after he said she was lying ab …