fyodor wrote:The lefty Facebookosphere (aka my feed) was full of some story that Trump was on the verge of going to trial for child rape. I think maybe even the trial date was supposed to be yesterday. I never checked it on Snopes and haven't heard anything about it since election night (mostly heard about it the week before)....
From what I have read, the things that people forget/ignore are
a) it's a civil case, not a criminal one; anyone can bring a civil case against anyone
b) there are a bunch of fishy things about the case, including the fact that the plaintiff was acting as her own counsel, that she was filing it anonymously, and that she'd already had one suit dismissed for rather extreme filing abnormalities, like not being able to correctly state her own address.
I'm not saying that any of that is proof that the allegations are false. But it does serve to make them look not-very-serious.