E. Jean Carroll, the writer who won $5 million in damages from former President Donald J. Trump is suing for defamation again after comments he made during the CNN Town Hall.
The new lawsuit was filed in Manhattan by Carroll’s lawyers, say Trump “doubled down” on derogatory remarks her in the days following the verdict.
“It is hard to imagine defamatory conduct that could possibly be more motivated by hatred, ill will, or spite,” they wrote of Trump’s remarks. “This conduct supports a very substantial punitive damages award in Carroll’s favor both to punish Trump, to deter him from engaging in further defamation, and to deter others from doing the same.”
On his social media platform Trump wrote this the day after he was found liable for sexual abuse and defamation.
“I don’t know E. Jean Carroll, I never met her or touched her (except on a celebrity line with her African American husband who she disgustingly called the ‘Ape,’), I wouldn’t want to know or touch her, I never abused her or raped her or took her to a dressing room 25 years ago in a crowded department store where the doors are LOCKED, she has no idea when, or did anything else to her, except deny her Fake, Made Up Story, that she wrote in a book.”