Donald Trump Sues E. Jean Carroll For Defamation After Liable Assault Verdict

In an look on CNN the day after a civil court docket determined that Donald Trump had sexually abused and defamed E. Jean Carroll, she mentioned the way it felt to have the jury discover in her favor within the case. The previous Elle recommendation columnist asserted that “this verdict is for all girls.” Carroll additionally shared her response when the jury did not discover Trump responsible of rape: “Nicely, I simply instantly [said] in my very own head, ‘Oh, sure, he did. Oh sure, he did.'” 

Funnily sufficient, that seemingly throwaway sentiment is a big a part of what the newest Trump lawsuit hinges on. The previous president’s counterclaim towards Carroll argues that she has continued to make what are described as false statements about Trump having raped her and that he “has been the topic of great hurt to his status, which, in flip, has yielded an inordinate quantity of damages sustained because of this.” 

In response, Carroll’s lawyer mentioned, “Trump’s submitting is thus nothing greater than his newest effort to delay accountability,” as reported by The New York Instances. After the preliminary trial, Carroll expanded her different, ongoing defamation lawsuit towards Trump, which was initially filed in 2019. The enlargement contains feedback that he made after the decision, together with calling her a liar and a “whack job” throughout his notorious CNN City Corridor, per Reuters.

In case you or anybody you recognize has been a sufferer of sexual assault, assist is offered. Go to the Rape, Abuse & Incest Nationwide Community web site or contact RAINN’s Nationwide Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).