Relentless E. Jean Carroll Comes After Trump For More Defamation Damages After CNN Town Hall

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Relentless E. Jean Carroll Comes After Trump For More Defamation Damages After CNN Town Hall

E. Jean Carroll is not backing down in her legal battle against former President Donald Trump. Following her appearance at a recent CNN town hall, where she discussed the ongoing case, the famed advice columnist and author is seeking additional damages for defamation.

Carroll has been fighting Trump since 2019, when she accused him of sexually assaulting her in a dressing room at a luxury Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s. Trump denied the allegation, claiming that Carroll was lying to sell a book and that he had never met her before.

In response, Carroll filed a lawsuit against Trump for defamation in November of that year. The case has been making its way through the courts ever since, with Trump arguing that he is immune from the lawsuit because he was acting in his official capacity as president at the time of his denials.

However, in October of 2020, a federal judge ruled that Trump’s denials were not part of his official duties as president and allowed the case to proceed. Since then, both sides have been engaged in legal wrangling, with Trump’s lawyers arguing that the case should be dismissed on the grounds that Carroll’s accusations are false and defamatory.

Carroll, for her part, has said that she is determined to see the case through to the end. In a recent appearance on CNN, she discussed the emotional toll that the legal battle has taken on her, saying that she has received death threats and been subjected to intense scrutiny from the media.

“I have to tell you, it’s terrible,” Carroll said. “I wake up with a stomach ache every day. I mean, I’m not a meek woman, but by god, this is hard. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

Despite the challenges, Carroll is pressing on with her case and seeking additional damages for Trump’s repeated denials of her accusations. According to her lawyers, Trump’s defamatory statements have caused Carroll significant harm, both personally and professionally.

In a court filing earlier this month, Carroll’s lawyers argued that Trump’s denials were “false, malicious, and defamatory” and had caused their client to suffer “pain and suffering, damage to her reputation, emotional distress, and other harms.”

The filing also noted that Trump’s denials had been made “with actual malice, that is, with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.”

Carroll’s case is a rare example of a woman coming forward with sexual assault allegations against a powerful man and holding him accountable in a court of law. It also highlights the challenges that survivors of sexual assault face when seeking justice, particularly when the person accused of assault is a high-profile public figure.

Many survivors of sexual assault are reluctant to come forward because they fear retaliation or disbelief from others. However, Carroll’s case shows that it is possible to speak out and hold perpetrators accountable, even in the face of immense obstacles.

Despite the ongoing legal battle, Carroll remains resolute in her pursuit of justice. “I’m not going to be shamed,” she said during her CNN appearance. “I’m not going to let this lie.”

As the case continues to unfold, it remains to be seen whether Carroll will ultimately prevail in her quest for justice. However, her determination and resilience in the face of adversity serve as an inspiration to other survivors of sexual assault, and a reminder that their voices deserve to be heard.