Monday, May 20, 2024

E. Jean Carroll seeks new damages over Trump's CNN comments


Author E. Jean Carroll has filed a new lawsuit against former President Donald Trump in response to comments he made about her during a CNN town hall.

On May 9, a jury in New York City found Trump liable for sexually assaulting and defaming Carroll in the 1990s after he wrote on his Truth social platform that Carroll’s affair was “a hoax and a lie” and ” was an act of complete fraud”. He was awarded $5 million. The following evening, Trump appeared on CNN, during which he called Carroll a “wack job”, described her sexual assault allegation as a “made up story” and “fake” and said the civilian trial was “a rigged deal”.

Carroll’s lawyer on Monday amended complaint A separate defamation lawsuit against Trump is still pending. During the CNN town hall, Trump “repeated” his defamatory comments against Carroll, the lawyers wrote, and his post-decision statements “show the depth of animosity toward Carroll because it is hard to imagine defamatory conduct that could possibly be more may have been motivated by hatred, ill will or malice. This conduct warrants a very significant punitive damages award in favor of Carroll to punish Trump, prevent him from engaging in further defamation, and deter others from doing so. Is. “

Lawyers said they are seeking at least $10 million in compensatory damages and more in punitive damages.