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Woman who claimed Donald Trump raped her when she was 13 drops lawsuit

The case has been voluntarily dismissed.

Campaign 2016 Trump Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally. Source: Evan Vucci/PA Images

A WOMAN WHO had alleged Donald Trump raped her when she was 13 years old has dropped her lawsuit against him.

The woman, known only as Jane Doe, had claimed the Republican presidential candidate raped her at several parties in New York hosted by convicted sex offender and billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein in 1994.

It’s now been confirmed by Doe’s solicitor Lisa Bloom that the woman has decided to drop her case against Trump.

The civil case was not widely covered by US media largely because other alleged witnesses to the alleged assault were also unnamed.

The woman at the centre of the case had planned to speak publicly last week but her appearance was cancelled.

The notice that voluntarily dismisses the lawsuit against Trump was filed in New York yesterday. It does not provide details about why the decision was taken not to proceed.

Trump had vehemently denied the claim, saying it wass politically-motivated and an attempt to derail his presidential campaign.

Read: Woman who accused Trump of raping her at 13 cancels plan to speak publicly >

Read: A lawsuit claiming Donald Trump raped a 13-year-old girl has been refiled in New York >

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