Ex-writer who sued Trump seeks new damages for CNN comments

Former US columnist E. Jean Carroll seeks new damages from Donald Trump, alleging further defamation after a civil jury found him liable for sexual abuse. Trump’s comments, calling Carroll a “whack job” and dismissing her claims, are deemed defamatory. Carroll’s lawyers argue for substantial punitive damages to deter Trump and others from engaging in further defamation. The amended complaint is part of a separate defamation case, delayed by battles over presidential immunity.

Trump civil rape trial hears closing arguments

Closing arguments were heard in a civil trial where ex-president Donald Trump is accused of rape and defamation by former magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll. Carroll’s lawyers urged the jury to hold Trump accountable for the alleged assault, while Trump’s lawyer argued there was no evidence and accused Carroll of trying to derail Trump’s political aspirations. The trial marks the first time Trump could be legally liable for a sexual assault allegation if found guilty. Trump faces multiple legal challenges as he seeks to run for president again in 2024.

US writer testifies that Trump raped her

E. Jean Carroll testified in a defamation and battery lawsuit against Donald Trump, alleging he sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s and then defamed her when she went public with the allegations years later. Trump has repeatedly denied the allegations and has not been criminally charged. This is one in a series of legal challenges facing the former president.

Rape allegation against Trump heads to civil trial

Jury selection begins for E. Jean Carroll’s civil trial against Donald Trump, who she accuses of raping her in the 1990s and then defaming her. Trump denies the allegations and is facing numerous legal issues. The trial is expected to last one to two weeks, and Trump is not expected to testify.