According to a new New York law that permits sexual assault victims to file lawsuits years after the incident, E. Jean Carroll’s attorneys informed the judge that their client intends to sue former President Donald Trump.

Carroll’s lawyers have stated that she plans to sue Trump in late November under the New York Adult Survivors Act, which enables adult survivors to pursue claims that would otherwise be time-barred. Carroll is suing Trump for defamation. Carroll’s attorneys informed the judge that she would file a lawsuit for abuse and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Survivors of sexual assaults that happened when they were over the age of 18 are covered by the law, which allows claims to be made regardless of the statute of limitations within a one-year window beginning on November 24 — six months after Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the bill. In order to provide survivors of child sex abuse additional time to sue their abusers, the 2019 Child Victims Act increased the statute of limitations in those situations.

Carroll’s attorneys recognized that notifying the court and the defendant of a “yet-to-be-filed” case was unusual but justified it by citing the ongoing related litigation.

Trump has denied raping Carroll in the middle of the 1990s in a New York department store. In addition, he has denied defaming Carroll.
Despite having previously told the judge that a deposition of Trump in the defamation action was unnecessary, Carroll’s attorneys said they have since changed their minds and now want him to appear.
In the updated petition, they said that a deposition was the only option because Trump had “barely cooperated” in the investigation.

Carroll’s attorneys claimed in a letter to the judge that Trump delivered “boiler plate” responses and was tardy in producing records.