Judge finds Trump liable for defamation in second E. Jean Carroll case
View Source | September 6, 2023 12:48 pm
- Writer E. Jean Carroll has already proven that Donald Trump defamed her and an upcoming trial on her civil claims against the former president will focus solely on what money damages he owes her, a federal judge in New York ruled Wednesday.
- In a 25-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan found the substance of Carroll’s pending defamation claims were the same as the Trump insults that a jury had determined were defamatory earlier this year.
- In May, a jury in a separate civil trial found Trump had sexually abused Carroll during an encounter in the dressing room of a New York department store in the 1990s, and then defamed her after he left office by calling her claims a made-up “con job.” The jury awarded Carroll a total of $5 million in damages — a verdict Trump is appealing to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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