Donald Trump Accuses E Jean Carroll of Being a ‘Stalker’
In the newest development in the (legal) war between former President Donald Trump and writer E Jean Carroll, Trump is
In the newest development in the (legal) war between former President Donald Trump and writer E Jean Carroll, Trump is again lashing out at Carroll – and accusing her of unscrupulous things.
Earlier this month, a judge ordered that Trump pay Carroll $5 million in damages for rape and defamation.
According to Carroll, she ran into then-reality star Trump in a Bergdorf Goodman in New York City in 1996.
At first, the interaction was pleasant, with some light flirting. But Carroll says that things quickly turned scary, when Trump pinned her against the wall of a changing room and sexually assaulted her.
Due to a temporary law in New York that allowed the statute of limitations to be extended, Carroll was recently able to file a rape lawsuit against him, and she also accused Trump of defamation when he later denied the assault.
A jury found that Trump was liable for battery and defamation, and a judge awarded Carroll $5 million. It was supposed to be a sum significant enough to discourage Trump from continuing to defame Carroll, but that does not seem to have deterred the former POTUS.
On a CNN Town Hall earlier this month, Trump went off on a tangent about Carroll, suggesting she is crazy and a liar.
This Monday, Carroll’s legal team filed an amended lawsuit against Trump, asking for additional and “significant” monetary damages due to Trump’s continued defamation of Carroll’s character.
Trump, facing a $5M payout, an unlikely appeal, and now another, larger potential loss in court – hasn’t slowed down on the insults at all.
Shortly after Carroll’s lawyer filed the amended lawsuit earlier this week, Trump took to Truth to write, “I don’t know E. Jean Carroll, I never met her or touched her ￼(except on a celebrity line with her African American husband who she disgustingly called the ‘Ape,’), I wouldn’t want to know or touch her, I never abused her or raped her or took her to a dressing room 25 years ago in a crowded department store where the doors are LOCKED, she has no idea when, or did anything else to her, except deny her Fake, Made Up Story, that she wrote in a book. IT NEVER HAPPENED, IS A TOTAL SCAM, UNFAIR TRIAL!”
He added, “Page 2: The Carroll case is part of the Democrats playbook to tarnish my name and person, much like the now fully debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Hoax, the 51 Intelligence Agents, FBI/Twitter Files, and so much more. It is being funded and tried by Democrat operatives, although this was denied by them, and when they got caught in the lie, the Clinton appointed judge would not let us use it in trial. Time will prove him to be highly partisan & very unfair. Where’s the dress she said she had?”
And today, Trump took his insults to another level entirely.
The former POTUS shared what appears to be a screencap of an old social media post of Carroll’s, dated from 2012.
The screenshot appears to show Carroll, or someone claiming to be Carroll on social media, writing, “Two many good TV shows on Sunday Night! My God! What do YOU watch?”
And she appears to reply to herself, “I’m a MASSIVE Apprentice fan.”
The post appears to be from April 22, 2012 – 16 years after she says she was assaulted by Trump, and 7 years before she would reveal the assault in a book.
Trump shared the image with the caption, “Is she, in actuality, a stalker?”
While Carroll’s alleged post doesn’t prove anything other than that she’s a consumer of television, Trump’s post proves that he’s a consumer of defamatory statements.
It’s a bad week to be a Trump lawyer.