On Monday, May 22, Carroll asked a Manhattan federal court to award her “very substantial” additional damages in her civil sexual abuse and defamation case against Trump, CNN reports.

The move was a direct response to Trump’s May 10 appearance at a CNN town hall, where he continued to deny Carroll’s allegations that he sexually abused her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in the 1990s, according to the outlet. , calling the allegation “false” and “fabricated”.

He also denied ever meeting Carroll, calling her a “stupid” and denouncing the trial as a “rigged deal”.

The former president’s comments came a day after a jury found Carroll liable for sexual abuse and defamation and awarded her nearly $5 million in total damages.

Trump’s statement after the sentencing “demonstrates the depth of his malice toward Carroll because it is hard to imagine that the defamation could have been motivated more by hatred, malicious or malicious”.

“This conduct supports a very large punitive damages award in Carroll’s favor to punish Trump, deter him from further defamation, and deter others from doing so,” the filing continued.

The filing seeks to amend another defamation lawsuit Carroll filed in 2019 to include the jury verdict against Trump, as well as his comments on CNN, the outlet reported.

Carroll, 79, who lives in Orange County’s Hudson Valley, made headlines in June 2019 when she claimed in a New York magazine cover story that Trump had been killed by Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-1990s. The dressing room raped her.

Trump has repeatedly denied the allegations, saying he never met Carroll, that she was “completely lying” to sell her memoir and that she was “not my type.”

The comments, made during Trump’s presidency in 2019, prompted Carroll to sue him for defamation under a temporary law that gives victims of sexual abuse a year to file a civil lawsuit, even if it happened in several weeks. ten years ago.

The former president was not present at the trial.

all caps Truth Society Statement After the verdict, Trump denied knowing who Carroll was and called the verdict a “disgrace,” saying it was “a continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time.”

In a separate post hours before the sentencing, Trump said he planned to appeal his “unconstitutional silence,” claiming he was “not allowed to speak or defend himself,” even though he had the opportunity to testify during the trial .

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