More than two weeks after voluntarily dismissing her volatile lawsuit against Donald Trump, a woman using the pseudonym Jane Doe re-filed her rape case against the candidate, with new witnesses and additional counsel.
Doe first filed her suit in New York district court in June. The facts in the refiling remain the same: Doe alleges that Trump and friend Jeffrey Epstein raped her at a party at Epstein’s apartment in the summer of 1994. She claims to have been recruited to work at several such parties by an Epstein associate, who promised to advance her modeling career if she attended.
At the last party she attended, Doe says Trump tied her to a bed, struck her, and forcibly raped her. She was 13.
Revelist spoke to both Jane Doe and her attorney at the time of the initial filing. Both of them stand by her story.
“I just want to get justice,” Doe said about her suit at the time.
The first version of the suit contains the sworn affidavit of a woman using the synonym Tiffany Doe, who claims to be the associate who recruited Jane for the parties. Tiffany claims to have witnessed four sexual encounters between Jane and Trump that summer, including the alleged rape.
“I personally witnessed Mr. Trump physically threaten the life and well-being of the Plaintiff if she ever revealed any details of the physical and sexual abuse suffered by her at the hands of Mr. Trump,” she adds in the affidavit. Revelist was unable to contact Tiffany.
The refiled suit, obtained by Revelist, contains an affidavit from an additional witness, dated July 23. The witness, who goes by Joan Doe, claims to have been a classmate of Jane’s in the 1994-95 school year, when Jane allegedly told her about the “sexual contact” between herself, Trump and Epstein that summer. No additional detail is provided.
The refiled suit also contains additional justification for the suit,
including charges of child sex trafficking and coercion or enticement
of a minor into prostitution. The damages sought remain the same, at
Doe also added another attorney as co-counsel in this
version of the suit. Accompanying lead attorney Thomas Francis Meagher
is the newly-added J. Cheney Mason, of Winter Park, Florida. Mason is a
criminal defense and divorce attorney best known for serving as
co-counsel to Casey Anthony’s defense team in 2011. He has written widely on criminal defense, often in cases of domestic abuse.
Mason did not return Revelist's request for comment.
While the refiled suit contains several notable additions, Doe's lawyers did not need to refile the suit in order to make these changes. Meagher declined to comment on the record as to the reason for refiling.