The appeal is a sign that the Justice Department continues to support Trump in court even after he lost the presidential election.
Last month, Judge Louis Kaplan rejected an attempt by the Justice Department to replace Trump in the case. The Ministry of Justice tried to intervene in the case, which, if approved, would likely lead to the case being dropped, as the government cannot be tried for defamation.
Carol is suing Trump, claiming he slandered her when he denied the rape, said she was not his type, and said she made the claim to increase sales of her new book.
In his opinion, Kaplan rejected the argument of the Ministry of Justice that Trump’s statements about Carol were made in the framework of his work, writing, “while commenting on government activities is part of US regular business, commenting on allegations of sexual violence is irrelevant. with the action of the government. “
Mark Kasowitz, a private lawyer who had previously represented Trump in the case, also said he was appealing the decision.
Carol accused Trump of raping here in the mid-1990s at a department store in New York. She said she wanted to take a sample of Trump’s DNA to compare it to the genetic material she said was in a black dress she wore on the day of the alleged attack.