BREAKING: Defamation Lawsuit Verdict
- Former President Donald Trump has been found liable for defaming writer E. Jean Carroll.
- This decision comes after Carroll accused Trump of raping her in previous decades.
- The jury is set to determine the amount Trump owes Carroll in monetary damages.
Previous Lawsuit & Additional Damages
- E. Jean Carroll secured $5 million in damages from Trump in an earlier lawsuit; $2 million for sexual abuse and $3 million for defamation.
- Following a CNN interview where Trump insulted Carroll post her victory, she seeks additional damages.
- Trump’s defense is set to contest the new claims, seeing them as interruptions to ongoing legal matters.
- Carroll’s recent legal move aims to update her 2019 defamation lawsuit, incorporating the recent decisions and Trump’s latest CNN comments.
Trump’s CNN Response
- During a CNN town hall, Trump denied Carroll’s rape allegations, emphasizing his non-liability.
- Trump raised doubts about Carroll’s narrative, particularly the incident in the department store, and made reference to Carroll adjusting her story about unlocked doors.
- Trump stressed he would never partake in improper actions, discrediting the idea of engaging in an intimate situation in a store with a stranger.