Court: Disgraced former president liable in Carroll defamation suit

Source: The Hill

“E. Jean Carroll won a partial victory in her defamation lawsuit against former President Trump on Wednesday, with the judge ruling a trial is needed only to determine how much Trump must pay the writer in damages. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled that Trump acted with actual malice in making a series of false statements about Carroll in June 2019 when she came forward with accusations that Trump sexually assaulted her years earlier. Kaplan ruled that a jury’s May verdict in Carroll’s other lawsuit against Trump, which found him liable for the assault itself and defaming Carroll last fall, is controlling in the case.” (09/06/23)