A pre-trial conference slated this month as part of a lawsuit, which alleges Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump raping a 13-year-old girl in a party hosted by Jeffrey Epstein, has been postponed to October.
The incident accuses Trump and Epstein of sexually assaulting an underage girl at a sex party hosted by Epstein in 1994.
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The postponement of the pre-trial conference from its original date of September 9 has been noted on PacerMonitor. The website says the plaintiff “has not yet filed affidavits of service confirming that Defendants have been served with copies of the summons and complaint. In order to allow Plaintiff the full amount of time authorized by Rule 4(m) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to serve Defendants and to allow Defendants the full amount of time authorized by Rule 12(a) to respond to the complaint in advance of the initial pretrial conference, the conference shall be adjourned until October 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.”
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The Republican presidential nominee has previously said the allegations in the lawsuit, which were dismissed by a Los Angeles Federal Court judge last month, are “categorically false” and “disgusting.”
The original lawsuit was dismissed as some of the statutes it cited did not apply to the case in question.
In her affidavit, the girl said, “Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened me that, were I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not killed.”
Donald Trump rape case: Initial conference set before Judge Ronnie Abrams
As previously reported by the New York Daily News, a few allegations have been dropped – including Trump offering money to the girl for abortion when she expressed fear about being pregnant following the sexual act and saying that Epstein is a “Jew bastard.”
The initial conference has been set before Judge Ronnie Abrams. According to Ballotpedia, Abrams, who was nominated in 2012 by President Barack Obama, is a judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The allegations have also been refuted by Epstein, who has been accused of preying on several underage girls in the late 1990s and early 2000s.