Trump Legal Team Files Motion for New Trial in E. Jean Carroll Case

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Lawyers file motions for judgment in Trump’s favor, new trial.

A judge has ordered Trump to pay $83M in total to an author who defamed him.

The former president Trump has been ordered to pay E. Jean Carroll, $83.3 million as compensatory and punitive damage.

The lawyers for former president Trump filed a motion seeking a new trial on the E. Jean Carroll Case.

Donald Trump’s legal team has filed two motions that will be heard Tuesday evening. While the first motion asks for a favorable judgment for Trump, the second motion requests a new case.

Last month, a federal jury ruled that Trump must pay E. Jean Carroll $83 million after he denied that he raped the woman in the 1990s.

The attorneys of Trump, the GOP’s front-runner for 2024, claim Carroll has failed to prove that Trump’s remarks have caused Carroll harm.

E. Jean Carroll departs federal court in New York City, on Jan. 26, 2024. She said that former President Trump damaged her reputation after calling her a lie following her sexual assault accusation.

“It is readily apparent that the jury’s findings were based on ‘confusion, speculation or prejudice’ as opposed to the ‘evidence presented at trial,’” they wrote.

In their motion for a new trial, Trump’s lawyers argue that the court severely limited the former president’s testimony, which they say influenced the jury’s verdict.

Trump’s lawyers said he made statements about Carroll to “defend his reputation, protect his family, and defend his Presidency.”

Last year, a federal jury in New York City ruled that Trump wasn’t liable for rape. However, he was found liable for sexual assault and defamation. A jury in New York City also ordered him to pay $5,000,000.

“Absolutely ridiculous! I fully disagree with both verdicts and will be appealing this whole Biden Directed Witch Hunt focused on me and the Republican Party,” Trump posted on his Truth Social shortly after the verdict was read. “Our Legal System is out of control, and being used as a Political Weapon. They have taken away all First Amendment Rights.”

Trump declared, “THIS IS NOT AMERICA!”

Carroll alleged that Trump had raped and sexually abused her in the Bergdorf Goodman located opposite Trump Tower, Manhattan in 1996. She wanted $12 million.

Trump has denied the allegation repeatedly. Carroll then filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump. She said that it had damaged her reputation.

The jury determined that Carroll suffered injury as a result of Trump’s comments made at the White House in June 2019

Carroll received $7.3 million in compensatory damages other than the reputational damages program. The jury determined that Trump’s comments were intended to harm Carroll, and awarded her $65 million in punitive damages. They decided that Carroll should receive $83.3 million in total.