Former journalist Gene Carroll and former President Donald Trump/AFP.
Former journalist E. Gene Carroll, whom President Donald Trump has to pay $5 million for a 1996 sexual assault, was accused of defamation Monday following the former US president’s remarks after his verdict. filed a lawsuit against him again.
A day after the unanimous verdict handed down by a nine-member New York jury on May 9, President Trump said of Carroll, “She’s crazy.”
The Republican primary candidate for the 2024 presidential election repeatedly told a crowd that he didn’t know the former Elle Chronicler, describing the topic as an “invention.”
Attorney Roberta Kaplan said the new complaint “is based on statements made by President Trump after the verdict and demonstrates his deep hostility toward Carroll.”
His clients are seeking “substantial damages” to “punish Trump, prevent further defamation, and prevent others from doing the same.”
On the eve of the broadcast on CNN, a jury found former President Trump (2017-2021) civilly responsible for sexually assaulting Carole for raping her in the locker room of an intimate clothing store in New York. Spring of 1996.
A jury also ruled that Trump was responsible for defamation for his 2022 remarks and paid victims a total of $5 million, a decision that Republicans have appealed.
The new lawsuit is filed within the framework of civil lawsuits that have been ongoing since 2019, also for defamation caused by E. Jean Carroll.
The previous lawsuit was postponed for procedural reasons, especially when it was trying to determine whether Donald Trump could have enjoyed presidential privileges in 2019, when he was still in the White House.