E Jean Carroll moves to have Trump’s CNN town hall comments included in her remaining defamation case against him

Writer E. Jean Carroll has asked a judge to update her initial defamation case against former President Donald Trump to include additional punitive damages after he doubled down in his claims about her during CNN’s infamous town hall of which he was the focus, CNN reported.

From CNN:

The request was made in a letter to the judge seeking clarity on the initial lawsuit following the jury verdict earlier this month finding Trump sexually abused Carroll and awarding her $5 million. Carroll’s attorneys said Trump’s defamatory statements repeated during the town hall earlier this month go directly to the issue of punitive damages, which are intended to punish the person found liable.

Carroll’s initial lawsuit was held up on appeal and relates to statements Trump made in 2019 while he was president. The trial involved a statement Trump made in 2022. An appeals court sent the initial lawsuit back to the lower court judge just before the trial. It is up to the judge to determine whether it moves forward.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Sky Palma

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