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Donald Trump Launches Fresh Attacks on E. Jean Carroll, Risks Another Defamation Suit

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Despite recently posting a $91.6 million bond to appeal the guilty verdict in a sexual abuse and defamation case, former president Donald Trump continues to defame writer E. Jean Carroll. Trump’s latest attack on the columnist has sparked calls for her to sue him for defamation for a third time.

A picture of E. Jean Carroll and Trump during the defamation suit
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For context, a judge ordered the former President to pay Carroll $83.3 million in January 2024. The payment was for comments he made after she first publicly accused him of raping her in the dressing room of a luxury department store in New York City. 

That judgment came after a separate jury in May 2023 awarded Carroll $5 million after finding Trump liable for sexual assault and defamation. Similarly, last month, Trump posted nearly a $92 million bond in connection with defamation cases brought by Carroll. 

This will ensure she receives an award for his attack if it survives appeals. Despite the penalties and hefty fines, Trump just wouldn’t stop. The presumptive Republican presidential candidate has continued his attacks on Carroll. Despite his mounting legal woes, Trump keeps attacking everyone involved in several cases against him.

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The former President is facing multiple criminal cases and also bagged a $454 million civil fraud penalty after a New York state judge ruled that he had manipulated his net worth for years. In a post on Truth Social on Saturday, April 6, 2024, Trump launched a fresh attack on Carroll.

“How many Corrupt, Biased, Crooked [President] Joe Biden-‘Protection Agency’ New York Judges do I have to endure before somebody steps in?” Trump wrote. “I had New York Federal Judge, Lewis Kaplan, with a woman who I never knew and had nothing to do with until she sued me for ‘defamation.'”

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He added, “She did not know what day, month, or year the supposed ‘incident’ took place—She knew nothing.” Following Trump’s post, social media users responded, faulting the former President for his continuous attacks and defamatory remarks against the columnist.

Users also called on Carroll to sue Trump for a third time. “If Trump is going to keep defaming E. Jean Carroll,” author Majid M. Padellan wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “She should just keep suing him until everything that he owns becomes hers.” Padellan added, “EVERYTHING!”

Similarly, podcast host Keith Olbermann also came for Trump. “Dementia J. Trump just defamed E. Jean Carroll again,” Olbermann wrote. Singer-songwriter Ricky Davila also wrote that he hopes Carroll sues Trump whenever he defames her.

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Before Trump’s post sparked outrage, Carroll’s lawyer had previously hinted that she might sue him for defamation again. “The statute of limitations for defamation in most jurisdictions is between one and three years,” Roberta Kaplan said. 

“As we said after the last verdict, we continue to monitor every statement that Donald Trump makes about our client.” Furthermore, legal experts have noted that Carroll can sue Trump for defamation as often as she likes. 

Barbara McQuade, a former attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, said the court can find Trump guilty multiple times. McQuade said, “Every time he denies it, he exposes himself to another claim for defamation,” referring to the sexual assault allegations.

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