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He was ordered to pay $83.3 million in compensation

He was ordered to pay $83.3 million in compensation

the Donald Trump He was sentenced sinner By a New York court jury in the libel case of writer E. Jean Carroll on Friday and ordered to pay $83.3 million As compensation.

The 80-year-old writer and author filed a lawsuit against the former US president, claiming this He tarnished her name by denying in 2019 that he had raped her For nearly three decades.

The court ruled that Trump must pay Carroll a total of $83.3 million. In detail he is asked to pay 11 million dollars To fund her campaign to restore her reputation, $7.3 million to Emotional harm caused by public statements and $65 million in damages.

According to BBCCarroll and her legal team were smiling as they left the courtroom in a black SUV. but They did not answer journalists' questions Immediately after the court announcement.





Jean Carroll

AP




Minutes after the decision was announced, Trump described it as… “Totally ridiculous” On the social truth he said so Will file an appeal.

I completely disagree with both rulings and will appeal them “Throughout Biden’s witch hunt has centered on me and the Republican Party,” the former president wrote.

It is reported that about a year ago, another court ruled $5 million in compensation to former columnist; Judgment that her trump Sexual assault Inside a Bergdorf Goodman store they defamed her in 2022 when she denied that such a thing had happened.

Case timeline

Former American journalist E. Gene Carroll She accuses Trump of raping her in the fitting room of a New York department store in 1995 or 1996.

In November 2019 he decided so File a lawsuit in civil courts for defamationShe then filed a lawsuit against Trump because in June of the same year he called her rape accusations “complete lies.”

The then-Republican president always answered Carroll “Not the type of woman he prefers.” His lawyers argued in 2019 that their client It enjoys the immunity enjoyed by the head of state.

As for the rape allegations, Carol was unable to file a lawsuit in 2019 because of them The alleged crime has expired.

But on November 24, 2022 New York State law (“Adult Survivors Law”) goes into effect Which allows victims of sexual assault for one year To appeal before the civil courts.

Carroll testified in November A new civil lawsuit in New York for “defamation” and also for “assault.” She demanded a trial to obtain damages, as her lawyers accused Trump in the lawsuit of “insulting, punching, and raping” her.

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