Trump unleashes Truth Social assaults towards E Jean Carroll whereas in courtroom | EUROtoday

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As he arrived at a federal courthouse in decrease Manhattan, Donald Trump’s Truth Social account launched an avalanche of posts attacking E Jean Carroll, who’s suing the previous president for defamation.

A jury in New York City will decide what damages he owes Ms Carroll, whom Mr Trump defamed by repeatedly calling her a liar and denying that he sexually assaulted her.

It’s the second trial stemming from defamation claims introduced by Ms Caroll, and a jury already discovered him civilly chargeable for sexually abusing her within the Nineteen Nineties. He continues to say that he by no means met her and has repeatedly mocked and ridiculed Ms Carroll within the wake of that verdict.

Ms Carroll was awarded $5m in that trial. A second trial stems from his remarks about Ms Carroll whereas he was nonetheless within the White House, made in response to her allegations that he raped her years earlier. The decide overseeing the case issued a pretrial judgment final 12 months discovering him chargeable for defamation, leaving a trial to find out how a lot he pays.

In a collection of posts on his Truth Social on Tuesday, as he was arriving within the courtroom and whereas he was seated along with his attorneys, with out his cellphone, Mr Trump repeated false claims which might be on the centre of the defamation instances towards him, together with his declare that he has by no means met Ms Carroll, and known as the case an “unAmerican injustice” and that he was “wrongfully accused”.

He known as the case “attempted EXTORTION” primarily based on “fabricated lies and political shenanigans”.

The former president has baselessly solid the trial – amongst a rising checklist of authorized challenges, together with felony prices and lawsuits that threaten his eligibility for 2024 ballots and his capability to do enterprise within the state of New York – as a part of a conspiracy from Democratic officers and President Joe Biden to maintain him out of the White House.

US District Judge Lewis Kaplan, who’s overseeing the trial, “should put this whole corrupt, Crooked Joe Biden-directed Election Interference attack on me immediately to rest,” Mr Trump wrote.

Ms Carroll seeks $10m in compensatory damages and punitive damages to be decided by a jury.

His look within the courtroom on Tuesday is his second in-person look inside per week, after he joined his attorneys and spoke out from the defence desk throughout closing remarks at his civil trial on fraud allegations inside his Trump Organization empire. He was not obligated to attend both hearings, however he continues to falsely declare that he’s being pulled off the marketing campaign path to attend them.

In letters to the decide final week, attorneys for Ms Carroll warned that Mr Trump needs to make use of the proceedings to “sow chaos” within the case, pointing to his behaviour at his fraud trial.

Under the trial’s slim scope, Mr Trump can not testify that he didn’t sexually assault Ms Carroll or declare that he doesn’t know her, or “make reference to a wide range of other prejudicial, irrelevant, or otherwise inadmissible matters that have featured prominently in his recent public statements about the case,” Ms Carroll’s attorneys wrote.

“If Mr Trump appears at this trial, whether as a witness or otherwise, his recent statements and behavior strongly suggest that he will seek to sow chaos,” attorneys wrote. “Indeed, he may well perceive a benefit in seeking to poison these proceedings, where the only question for the jury is how much more he will have to pay in damages for defaming Ms Carroll. This Court should made clear from the outset that Mr Trump is forbidden from engaging in such antics and will suffer consequences if he does so.”

An legal professional representing Mr Trump on this case and in his New York felony trial on prices of falsifying enterprise information introduced he was withdrawing from the previous president’s authorized staff sooner or later earlier than the start of the defamation trial.

High-profile defence legal professional Joe Tacopina filed courtroom paperwork accouncing his withdrawal on Monday. He didn’t present a motive to The Independent.