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E. Jean Carroll, the writer who is fighting Donald Trump for defamation and wants a large sum of money, strongly denied on Thursday that her reputation has gotten better since she accused Trump of rape. Carroll, who is 80 years old, said in her hearing for civil damages that she has gotten more media attention and star attention since coming forward with her rape claim in June 2019. However, she made it clear that she has also been criticised and put down by many people.

“I find my standing diminished,” Carroll said when Trump’s lawyer, Alina Habba, questioned her in a Manhattan federal court. “I’m participating in this trial with the aim of restoring my former reputation and status.” For two remarks he made in June 2019, after the initial public disclosure of the rape allegation in a passage from Carroll’s book in New York magazine, Carroll is suing Trump for at least $10 million. The 77-year-old Trump has always denied hitting Carroll in a Manhattan Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the middle of the 1990s, claiming that Carroll made up the incident to draw attention to her book.

In May of last year, a different panel found that Trump had sexually abused Carroll and then slandered her by ignoring the event in October 2022. Carroll was awarded $5 million. Judge Lewis Kaplan of the U.S. District Court has already said that Trump sexually attacked Carroll by forcing his fingers into her vagina and that he lied about her in June 2019. At this point, the only job of the nine-person jury is to figure out how much Trump owes Carroll in money. Judge Kaplan has scolded Trump’s lawyers many times since the trial started on Tuesday for bringing up problems that he had already decided or thought were not important.

A damage expert who testified on Carroll’s behalf said that fixing the damage that Trump’s denials did to Carroll’s image would cost between $7.3 million and $12.1 million. Trump, a Republican, has used the trial and his other legal battles to rally his followers and raise money for a possible run for president in 2024. He has done this by saying that the cases are part of a political plot. His plea of “not guilty” has been recorded in four different state and federal criminal cases. In two of these cases, it is said that he broke the law when he tried to change the results of the 2020 election against Democrat Joe Biden.


Habba told the jury during Thursday’s trial that Carroll had to endure a torrent of what are now called “X” tweets for five hours prior to the White House disputing her testimony. Carroll was called a “disgrace” and charged of disseminating “fake news” in an attempt to harm Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. Against her testimony the previous day, Habba sought to claim that Carroll’s reputation was not seriously damaged by Trump’s denials. Carroll has turned her claim into fresh prominence as a women’s champion, the attorney said.

Carroll said that stars including Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cusack, Bette Midler, Alyssa Milano, Rob Reiner, and Mira Sorvino had praised her for the $5 million judgement. She did, however, also mention that she had received a “wave of slime” from critics, highlighting the fact that despite her increased fame, she is still despised by many.

Ashlee Humphreys, a professor of sociology and consumer behaviour at Northwestern University and a specialist on damages, calculated that between 21.3 million and 24.8 million people watched and presumably believed Trump’s June 2019 remarks in mainstream media or on Twitter. According to Humphreys, this did “severe” harm to Carroll’s reputation as an advice columnist and truth-teller, making many people believe that she is a liar with a political purpose.

One of Trump’s attorneys brought up during cross-examination that Humphreys’ damages model indicated Carroll would have suffered injury as little as $2.1 million—a sum Humphreys deemed too cautious.

Having missed the first several days of the trial, Trump was not at the office on Thursday because of his mother-in-law’s burial in Florida. Carroll’s prior evidence was criticised by Trump on his Truth Social website, where he also called the trial a “Election Interfering Witch Hunt” and urged the court to throw it out. Monday is when the trial is scheduled to continue, and Trump may make a statement the following week. Judge Kaplan, however, had already threatened to remove Trump from the trial if he spoke to the jury during the trial, citing statements in which Trump called the investigation a “witch hunt” and a “con job.”


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