Trump Contests Sexual Abuse, Defamation Verdict
Trump appealed a New York jury’s sexual abuse and defamation verdict against him on Thursday.
This Monday, a Manhattan federal jury ordered Trump to pay $5 million (€4.56 million) in civil litigation damages and penalty. He was convicted of cruelty and defamation but not rape.
Trump’s appeal comes a day after the former president called Carroll’s sexual assault claims “fake” during a CNN town hall.
He denied knowing her. “I don’t know her. Never met her. “I don’t know her,” Trump responded.
Carroll’s attorney told The New York Times that she may sue Trump again for his event statements.
Trump was found guilty of assault on Tuesday for the first time in decades of sexual assault allegations.
Trump sexually assaulted Carroll about 30 years ago in Bergdorf Goodman.
Her 2019 memoir revealed her experience when Trump was president. He labelled her claim “a hoax and a lie.”
Legal experts say appeals might take years.
Trump’s legal issues
Trump, the 2024 Republican presidential frontrunner, faces further legal issues.
He denied 34 counts of fabricating business documents to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
A Justice Department special counsel is probing Trump’s suspected mismanagement of secret materials and presidential records after leaving office and his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss.
A Georgia county prosecutor is investigating him for trying to reverse his 2020 election loss.