TRUMP ‘S TRIAL FOR DEFAMATION IN SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE RESUMES
Written by Oyebamiji Idowu on January 16, 2024
Donald Trump returns to a New York courtroom today, facing the second half of a civil case where he’s already been found liable for sexually assaulting and defaming writer E. Jean Carroll. This trial, following last May’s jury verdict awarding Carroll $5 million for the assault and defamation, will determine the additional damages Trump owes for separate remarks he made about her in 2019 while president. Carroll seeks $10 million for these statements.
The high-profile case takes center stage just a day after Trump’s victory in the Iowa caucuses, kicking off his Republican presidential nomination bid. It casts a shadow over his campaign at a crucial moment, just days before the New Hampshire primary.
The jury selection and opening arguments today will set the stage for what promises to be a contentious trial. Trump has repeatedly denied Carroll’s accusations, calling them “false and malicious.” This second trial, separate from the assault finding, focuses solely on the financial consequences of his 2019 remarks about Carroll.
For Carroll, the trial represents a continuation of her years-long fight for justice. The outcome promises to be closely watched, both in light of the ongoing #MeToo movement and the potential impact on Trump’s presidential aspirations.
Source:Jordan105.5fm News Bulletin.