After a third attempt at filing a lawsuit against Donald Trump for allegedly raping a young teen, the case may finally get it’s day in court. According to Snopes, the rape case was dismissed in May 2016 in California, but refiled in New York in June 2016. As of October 4, Federal Judge Ronnie Abrams has ordered a status conference hearing on the rape case in December 2016.
The woman, who would like to be known as “Jane Doe” to keep her identity hidden, came forward to report that Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein raped her when she was 13 years old. She and several other complainants and witnesses corroborated their stories in order to follow through with the allegations in court. After several attempts, the initial case was dismissed due to technical filing errors, as the address listed on the documents was found to be a foreclosed home.
Judge Ronnie Abrams decided the case was worth a hearing after the women filed suit for the third time. According to the Status Conference Order, all parties must submit a joint letter providing any and all evidence at the hearing in order to continue on with the rape case.
In the original complaint, billionaire (and now registered sex offender) Jeffrey Epstein threw sex parties in the early 1990s, which underage women attended. The young women were allegedly forced to perform various sexual acts on Trump and Epstein. The women claim that Trump and Epstein made promises to them about modeling careers, and that’s how they were lured into the situations to begin with. They also alleged that they were afraid to come forward at the time because the men threatened them with bodily harm if they attempted to do so.