Trump again attacks E. Jean Carroll, as he appeals rape defamation penalties

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Donald Trump on Monday erstwhile again denied writer E. Jean Carroll’s rape and defamation claims against him, contempt facing nearly $90 million in civilian penalties complete akin denials.

Speaking connected CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” nan presumptive Republican statesmanlike nominee claimed that the numerous judgments against him successful New York will punctual companies to time off nan state.

They’re “the astir ridiculous decisions,” Trump said, “including nan Ms. Bergdorf Goodman, a personification I’d ne'er met.”

“I person nary thought who she is, isolated from 1 thing, I sewage sued,” he said. “From that constituent connected I said, ‘Wow, that’s crazy, what this is.’”

“I sewage charged, I was fixed a mendacious accusation and had to station a $91 cardinal enslaved connected a mendacious accusation,” Trump added.

He was referring to Carroll, who successful 2019 first publically accused nan then-president of raping her successful a dressing room astatine Bergdorf Goodman, nan Manhattan section store, successful nan mid-1990s. Carroll sued Trump successful New York national tribunal for defaming her, aft he denied the rape declare and accused her of trying to waste books.

In 2022, Carroll sued Trump a 2nd clip for artillery and defamation relating to nan alleged rape and a consequent denial aft he near nan White House.

Trump successful that Oct. 12, 2022, connection besides referred to Carroll arsenic “Ms. Bergdorf Goodman.”

A national civilian assemblage past May awarded Carroll $5 cardinal successful damages successful that lawsuit aft uncovering Trump liable for intersexual maltreatment and defamation.

In January, different national civilian assemblage successful Manhattan ordered Trump to salary $83.3 cardinal for defaming Carroll done nan statements he made arsenic president.

Trump is appealing some verdicts. On Friday, he posted a $91.6 cardinal enslaved to unafraid nan astir caller judgement while he appeals nan assemblage decision.

In Carroll’s different case, Trump has already put up $5.6 cardinal successful information pending his appeal.

In Monday’s question and reply pinch CNBC, Trump claimed that his ineligible battles successful New York, including a civilian business fraud lawsuit resulting in $464 million in full fines and interest, will consequence successful companies leaving New York.

“People aren’t moving into New York, because of nan benignant of crap they’re pulling connected me,” he said.

An lawyer for Carroll and a spokesperson for Trump did not instantly respond to CNBC’s petition for remark connected nan erstwhile president’s latest remarks astir nan writer.

Trump astatine a Saturday rally had besides accused Carroll of making “false accusations.”