Carroll adds assailant’s post-verdict remarks to defamation case

Source: Politico

“E. Jean Carroll, the advice columnist who won a $5 million sexual abuse and defamation award against former President Donald Trump, is seeking at least $10 million more in a court filing Monday that seeks to hold him liable for remarks he made after the verdict. The amended lawsuit was filed in Manhattan by Carroll’s lawyers, who said Trump ‘doubled down’ on derogatory remarks about the former Elle magazine columnist during a cable television appearance a day after the verdict. … A nine-person jury two weeks ago decided Trump had sexually abused Carroll at an upscale Manhattan department store in early spring 1996. It also found that Trump had made false statements that damaged her reputation after she went public with her allegations in a 2019 book.” (05/22/23)