NEW YORK, May 23 (AP) E Jean Carroll, the columnist who won a $5 million sexual abuse and defamation ruling against former President Donald Trump, wrote in a new court filing Monday. At least $10 million in damages is sought in the document, which seeks to hold him responsible for statements he made after the sentencing.
Attorneys for Carroll filed an amended lawsuit in Manhattan seeking $10 million in compensatory damages — and more punitive damages — as Carroll says Trump’s comments about her rape allegations have seriously damaged damaged her reputation so much that she lost her long job as president. Advice columnist for Elle Magazine.
He “doubled down” on his derogatory remarks about Carroll on a cable show the day after the verdict, they said in the rewritten lawsuit.
“Trump’s defamatory remarks following the sentencing demonstrate the depth of his malice toward Carroll, as it is difficult to imagine that the defamatory actions could have been motivated by more hatred, malice, or resentment,” the lawyers wrote. “This conduct supports a very large punitive damages award in Carroll’s favor to punish Trump, deter him from further defamation, and deter others from doing the same.”
Two weeks ago, a nine-person jury found Trump sexually abused Carroll at an upscale Manhattan department store in the early spring of 1996.
Carroll, who testified during the trial, first revealed her claim that Trump raped her in the locker room in a 2019 book. The jury ruled that Carroll failed to prove she was raped, but found Trump sexually abused her.
Trump’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, declined to comment on the new claims.
Lawyers filed a new lawsuit to amend a defamation lawsuit that was stalled while an appeals court is deciding whether Trump should be held liable for statements he made while he was president in 2019. The U.S. Justice Department backed his lawyers’ claim that the U.S. should be replaced as a defendant.
In the new claim, Carroll’s lawyers said Trump “was not intimidated by the jury’s verdict and insisted on maliciously defaming Carroll again,” speaking at a CNN-hosted “town hall” the next day. active.
“He doubled down on his previous defamatory statement, asserting to an audience prepared to cheer him that I never met this woman. I never met this woman,’ he did not sexually assault Carroll, and her — verified just the day before by a jury of Trump’s peers — is a fake, ‘made up story’ invented by a jerk.’ These statements drew cheers and applause from the live televised audience,” the lawyers wrote. (Associated Press)
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