June 2, 2023

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New defamation lawsuit against ex-journalist who accused Trump of rape

Donald Trump already owes $5 million to former journalist E. Gene Carroll filed a new defamation lawsuit on Monday over the former US president’s comments after the verdict.

• Read more: Civil case: Journalist E. Trump is responsible for the sexual assault of Jean Carroll

• Read more: A jury will decide whether to settle the rape and defamation civil suit against Trump

• Read more: ‘You can take them by her fault’: 2005 comments Donald Trump revisits during his deposition

The day after the May 9 unanimous verdict by a nine-citizen jury in New York, “She’s Crazy,” specifically introduced the Republican primary candidate for the 2024 presidential election on CNN.

Championing his cause in front of an audience, some of whom were amused, he repeated that he didn’t know the former Elle columnist, rebuking him as “a newly invented story.”

“After the verdict (it) shows the depth of his malice toward Carol,” the reports, in the new complaint, confirmed her attorney Roberta Kaplan. He is seeking “very substantial punitive damages” to “punish Trump and prevent him from engaging in further defamatory conduct and deter others from doing the same.”

The day before the show on CNN, a jury found the 45th President of the United States (2017-2021) civilly liable for the teacher’s sexual assault. The underwear department of the New York department store, Bergdorf Goodman, in spring 1996.

A jury found Donald Trump liable for defamation for comments made in 2022 and ordered him to pay the victim a total of $5 million. Donald Trump has appealed.

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Against former President E. The new complaint was filed as part of an already ongoing process resulting from previous civil lawsuits brought by Jean Carroll for defamation back in 2019. That earlier complaint was delayed by procedural wrangling, including whether Donald Trump was exempt from running for president in 2019 when he was in the White House.