Jessica Leeds, who testified on Tuesday about Donald Trump allegedly attacking her as a part of author E Jean Carroll’s rape case towards the previous president, stated she by no means hopes to share her expertise once more.
“I’m exhausted, I’m above it all and I hope I never have to tell my story again,” she advised The Independent as she left the Manhattan courtroom.
Earlier within the day, Ms Leeds advised jurors about how on a flight to New York within the late Nineteen Seventies, Mr Trump allegedly violently sexually assaulted her when she was seated subsequent to him in top notch. He denies this came about.
“I was invited up to the first-class cabin. I was the only woman there. Donald Trump introduced himself,” she said on the witness stand, alleging he then “grabbed me and groped me. It was like he had forty zillion hands. He put his hand up my skirt. That gave me a jolt. I wiggled out and stormed back to coach”.
After the incident, Ms Leeds advised the courtroom she didn’t share her expertise with “anybody” as a result of it didn’t “occur” to her that was an possibility.
“In that time and place … men could basically get away with a lot,” she told the jury.
The accuser additionally testified that Donald Trump allegedly referenced the assault at a later date when the 2 encountered one another at a 1981 fundraising gala.
He allegedly advised her: “I remember you. You’re that c*** from the airplane,” in accordance with Law & Crime.
She stated Mr Trump’s remark “was like cold water over me. He walked away and I went home”.
Once her testimony was performed, Ms Leeds headed out of the New York courtroom and voiced her assist for Ms Carroll.
“Her story rings true to me,” Ms Leeds advised reporters. “And also I’d like to encourage anyone who has suffered sexual aggression to know they are not alone, and they can speak up.”
At the tip of April, a federal courtroom started listening to the case towards Mr Trump from Ms Carroll, a well-known recommendation columnist and former Elle journal author, who alleges the previous president raped her in a New York division retailer within the Nineteen Nineties.
On Monday, the choose within the case rejected a petition from Mr Trump for a mistrial.
Mr Trump’s lawyer Joe Tacopina had requested a mistrial within the civil battery and defamation trial, arguing the previous president has been topic to “pervasive unfair and prejudicial rulings” and questions that “mischaracterized the facts of this case to the jury.”