US: E Jean Carroll is being sued by Trump for rape comments and defamation
By Ahmed Hadizat
After a civil jury found that he sexually abused her, Donald Trump has filed a defamation lawsuit against E Jean Carroll, claiming that she falsely accused him of rape.
Trump’s counterclaim against Carroll in Manhattan government court on Tuesday refered to Carroll’s assertions on the CNN link news channel after the decision, and comes after a jury’s finding in May that he physically manhandled and maligned Carroll, however the jury didn’t find that he assaulted her.
Trump is looking for a withdrawal as well as unknown compensatory and reformatory harms, in the extended fight between the previous US president and the New York essayist.
Carroll’s legal advisors didn’t quickly answer demands for input.
The recording by Trump flags that his multi-front legitimate battle with Carroll is probably not going to end soon as the two sides exchange allegations and dissents the press.
Carroll, a former advice columnist for Elle magazine, amended the first of her two lawsuits against Trump in May, citing his denials during a CNN appearance the day after the verdict and seeking an additional $10 million in damages. On Tuesday, members of Trump’s team urged the federal court judge to reject Carroll’s latest claim of defamation.
Trump has denied raping Carroll. He is running for president again in 2024 and leads his Republican rivals comfortably. He is filing an appeal against the civil verdict that said he had to pay $5 million in damages.
Carroll affirmed that Trump assaulted her in a New York City retail chain during the 1990s and afterward destroyed her standing by calling her a liar when she opened up to the world in 2019.
Carroll’s first lawsuit against Trump, which she filed in 2019 for defamation only, is the subject of the new filings. The case has been impeded in requests about whether Trump was safe from being sued on the grounds that he had been president when he talked.
After New York passed a law that gave survivors of sexual violence a window to file civil suits even if the statute of limitations on their claims had passed, Carroll filed her second lawsuit against Trump for defamation and sexual assault.