In a bold move, former President Donald Trump has taken legal action against E. Jean Carroll, who has accused him of rape. Trump asserts that Carroll’s allegations are baseless and defamatory, prompting him to file a lawsuit to defend his reputation.
Just last month, a federal jury in New York City ruled that Trump was not guilty of rape but held him liable in a civil case for sexual abuse and defamation, ordering him to pay $5 million. Despite this setback, Trump remains undeterred and plans to appeal the decision, determined to clear his name.
Trump’s legal team, led by attorneys Alina Habba and Michael Madaio, argues that Carroll’s accusations of rape against the former president are utterly false. They emphasize the jury’s recent verdict as evidence that the alleged crime never took place.
Habba and Madaio contend that Carroll’s repeated dissemination of falsehoods and defamatory statements has caused significant damage to Trump’s reputation. This damage, they assert, warrants substantial compensation for the harm inflicted upon the former president.
In response to Carroll’s defamatory claims, Trump’s legal team is demanding that she retract her statements and discontinue pursuing damages. Furthermore, they are seeking compensatory and punitive damages for the harm caused to Trump’s character.
Habba and Madaio also assert that Trump should be entitled to recover counsel fees, costs, and any additional relief that the court deems just and appropriate.
Good luck, President Trump!