A federal judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of E. Jean Carroll in her second defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, stating that a trial is only necessary to determine the amount of damages that Trump needs to pay the author.
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan of New York ruled that Trump defamed Carroll in June 2019 when he made false statements with actual malice after she accused Trump of sexual assault years earlier, The Hill reported.
Former President Donald Trump’s political rivals weighed in Tuesday on a Manhattan jury’s finding that Trump is liable for sexually abusing and defaming writer E. Jean Carroll in a civil lawsuit brought decades after the alleged abuse took place.
Ohio businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, who declared his campaign for president in February, agreed with critics of the lawsuit who believe it’s another politically charged attempt to diminish the GOP presidential frontrunner ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
A jury held former President Donald Trump liable for battery and defamation after hearing arguments in a civil trial brought by writer E. Jean Carroll, who said Trump raped her in a department store during the 1990s. Trump’s conduct was specifically determined to have been sexual abuse. The jury awarded roughly $2 million in damages to Carroll for the battery count, according to CNN. Carroll will also receive $3 million for the defamation count.