Former President Donald Trump just busted a Dem megadonor secretly funding a lawsuit against him. Reid Hoffman, the billionaire behind LinkedIn, has been secretly bankrolling E. Jean Carroll’s defamation lawsuit against Trump according to court records.
Carroll, a magazine columnist, claimed Trump raped her in the dressing room of a luxury Manhattan department store in the 1990s. She wrote a tell-all book to cash in and when Trump called her a liar from the White House, she sued him for defamation.
Hoffman is a sworn enemy of Trump’s who made it his mission in life to take Trump down. His TRump hate even strained his personal relationship with onetime Trump backer and fellow billionaire Peter Thiel.
Trump lawyers Alina Habba and Joe Tacopina said:
“The proposition that Carroll has suddenly ‘recollected’ the source of her funding for this high-profile litigation—which has spanned four years, spawned two separate actions, and been before numerous state, federal, and appellate courts—is not only preposterous, it is demonstrably false.
“Indeed, it simply defies logic to believe that Carroll’s attorneys—four of whom were present at her deposition—were unaware that their own firm had ‘secured additional funding from a nonprofit organization’ to bankroll their client’s various lawsuits and ensure their bills were being paid.”
Trump’s lawyers added that Carroll “apparently perjured herself during her deposition.
“Her counsel sat by and allowed her to do so, knowing full well that her testimony was false.
“And then they conspired to conceal the truth for nearly six months, only to disclose it on the eve of trial.”
Carroll’s attorney Roberta Kaplan said:
“That Carroll’s counsel was able to obtain financial support almost a year after Carroll commenced litigation against Trump has absolutely no bearing on whether Trump sexually assaulted her in Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-1990s.
“Funding obtained by counsel is not a proper topic for discovery, let alone a relevant issue at trial.”