A writer has been fined $83.3 million for defaming Donald Trump

The Tribunal decided that E. Jean Carroll suffered “nominal damage” and that Donald Trump Acted “with malice, malice, ill will, or spite, vindictiveness, or negligence, reckless or willful” against the writer and former journalist.

Former US President Donald Trump He was sentenced on Friday $83.3 million To the writer E. Jean Carroll The judge announced the end of the jury's deliberations for defamation after she accused him in 2019 of raping her in the 1990s.

The amount is more than the 10 million demanded by the writer and journalist, divided into 65 million dollars for damages and interest, 11 million dollars for damage to his reputation, and 7.3 million for financial compensation.

After more than two hours of deliberations, the jury decided that Carroll suffered more than “nominal damages.” Trump Acted “with malice, malice, ill will, or spite, vindictiveness, or negligence, reckless or willful” against the writer and former journalist.

President77, who was not in the room to hear the verdict, said he would “appeal” and called it “absolutely ridiculous!” called it on his True Community site, where he once again described it as a “witch hunt” orchestrated by the Democratic Party. President Joe Biden is barring a comeback White House In the November election. He also attacked that the “judiciary is out of control”.

Judge Louis Kaplan told the jury after reaching the verdict, though he instructed jurors to remain anonymous. “My advice is never to reveal that you were on this jury,” he told them.

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E. Jean Carrollsaid the 80-year-old writer and journalist Republic $10 million for reputational damage in 2019 after the then-president's statements following the publication of a book and an article that the real estate magnate raped her in a supermarket in the 1990s.

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In May of last year, another jury found the Republican guilty of sexual assault and defamation, ordering him to pay $5 million to Carroll. Magnate, who leads the Republican primary, appealed the ruling.

TrumpRegularly calling the journalist “moronic” or “sick”, she later claimed he was “not her type” and invented rape to “sell her new book”.

“It has ruined my reputation,” the writer told the court. (AFP)

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