On Monday, E. Jean Carroll filed court papers seeking ‘very substantial’ monetary damages in response to President Trump’s remarks during the CNN town hall.
Earlier this month, a jury in Manhattan delivered a verdict in the E. Jean Carroll rape/defamation case.
In 2019, E. Jean Carroll made an allegation that Donald Trump had raped her in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman during the 1990s.
Trump has denied the allegations and referred to E. Jean Carroll as a “whack job” who is “not his type.”
The jury determined that Trump had engaged in sexual abuse and defamed Carroll, and they issued an order for him to pay $5 million in damages.
A couple of weeks ago, Trump blasted E. Jean Carroll during a CNN town hall event.
“What kind of a woman meets somebody and brings them up and within minutes you’re playing hanky-panky in a dressing room?” Trump said, adding the accusation was a ‘fake’ and ‘made up story.’
Now she’s taking aim at Trump once again!
Judge Lewis Kaplan, who was appointed by Clinton, will ultimately determine whether Carroll is permitted to amend her ongoing lawsuit.
As reported by CNBC:
The writer E. Jean Carroll on Monday filed court papers seeking “very substantial” monetary damages from former President Donald Trump for his scathing remarks about her at a CNN town hall on the heels of losing a $5 million lawsuit by her earlier this month.
Carroll’s move came as her lawyers asked a Manhattan federal court judge for permission to amend the original defamation lawsuit she filed against Trump to reflect his new statements on CNN about her, which they say likewise are defamatory.
Carroll’s new proposed amended lawsuit notes that during his CNN town hall interview on May 10, “Trump falsely stated that he did not sexually abuse Carroll, that he has no idea who Carroll was, and that Carroll’s now-proven accusation was a ‘fake’ and ‘made up story’ created by a ‘whack job.’ “
“Trump also insulted Carroll’s character and downplayed his sexual abuse of her by asking ‘what kind of woman meets someone’ and then ‘within minutes’ plays ‘hanky-panky in a dressing room,’ ” the amended complaint says.