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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:26 AM

The complaint in Johnson v. Epstein & Trump

I hadn't seen this document before. I did a search of Epstein and Trump and came across this case. Katie Johnson's case was dismissed because it was brought as a Civil Rights case under 18 USC 2241 and the judge found that she failed to make a valid claim for discrimination under a defined protected class-not that the allegations weren't credible. She was representing herself in this matter.

I caution the feint of heart before reading the allegations in this complaint. They are both lurid and disgusting. They also ring true. Out of respect for those who would be offended, I will not post the details here and leave it to your own good judgement if you wish to read it for yourself. If Ms. Johnson's account is accurate-well, I'll just say that in a former life, I put people in jail for a very long time for less (but still abhorrent) culpable conduct. Having interviewed dozens of sexual assault victims, I find the account set forth by Ms. Johnson in this complaint to be credible based upon the tone and detail of her factual recitation. I would have needed to have a more detailed investigation completed before proceeding criminally, but her story would certainly have warranted further inquiry. Unfortunately, a 22 year gap is a long time when it comes to putting a case together. Epstein & Trump both need to rot in jail.

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.646485.1.0.pdf

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:33 AM

1. Assholes

And yes that was disturbing, but not surprising

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:01 PM

2. Nothing surprising in that, I think.

Dismissed on a technicality, because it was filed in the wrong court and she wasn't part of a protected class under federal law. That doesn't mean things did not happen exactly as described. They probably did.

A civil suit was filed, probably because there wasn't enough solid evidence for a criminal charge to go to trial. That happens all the time in cases like this. That doesn't mean it didn't happen as described. It probably did. The story rings true.

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:02 PM

3. wow this all needs to be linked to trump

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:44 PM

4. "but her story would certainly have warranted further inquiry"


It did receive quite a bit of inquiry.

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:46 PM

5. I had never heard about trump actually raping a woman, (or girl) and I had forgotten

that rape is an act of violence and of hatred.

I hope these charges are spread far and wide; let the evangelicals try and justify this.

What horrible men.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:27 PM

6. If You Search E. Jean Carroll Online, She was Raped by Trump

We’re just beginning to scratch the surface of Trump’s crimes.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:37 PM

8. His first wife

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:36 PM

7. I clicked the link and it downloaded to my phone - i hate that

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:41 PM

9. Could this be re-opened?

Could this case be re-opened in the "right" way? I'm just curious if this woman could still get some kind of relief from the courts. I don't know any of the laws well enough, nor anything about statutes of limitation. Just curious.

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:45 PM

10. Do you think that a lawyer with Lisa Blooms reputation also vouches for the allegations?

Ms. Bloom apparently had the presser all lined up when Jane Doe withdrew her suit, so Ms. Bloom must've felt she had a case. Jane Doe cited threats. I wish I could remember which article spelled out the extreme measures Epstein s legal team went to to intimidate the accusers and their legal team at the time of the Acosta -related charges. Just mind-boggling. Makes one appreciate that Jane Doe could well and truly been genuinely terrified of pressing her case.

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:47 PM

11. Perhaps Epstein's money is from blackmail.

It only takes one billionaire.

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:50 PM

12. Link to interview with Katie Johnson (repost from DU yesterday)

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