January 31, 2024

E. Jean Carroll Ready 'To Go Shopping' After $83M Trump Verdict

Columnist E. Jean Carroll, who recently secured an $83.3 million defamation verdict against former President Trump, compared him to a "walrus snorting" during her appearance on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show, claiming she's ready to "go shopping."

Carroll, flanked by her lawyers Shawn Crowley and Roberta "Robbie" Kaplan, asserted that Trump is "nothing" and emphasized that there's no need to be afraid of him.

The comparison to a walrus and a rhino was part of Carroll's description of Trump's presence during the trial.

“I have such, such great ideas for all the good I’m going to do with this money. First thing, Rachel, you and I are going to go shopping. We’re going get completely new wardrobes, new shoes, a motorcycle for Crowley, a new fishing rod for Robbie. Rachel, what do you want?” Carroll said.

“A penthouse? It’s yours Rachel. A penthouse in France? You want France? You want to go fishing in France?” she continued.

Carroll, who accused Trump of sexually abusing her in the late 1990s and won a separate $5 million defamation case last year, highlighted her initial fear and anxiety before the recent trial.

Despite feeling terrified, she ultimately found Trump to be a "phantom" and described the trial as an experience where he appeared insignificant.

During the trial, Carroll experienced a breakdown days before but proceeded with testimony.

She stated that when her lawyer, Robbie Kaplan, addressed her in court, Trump appeared as nothing more than a phantom, reinforcing her perspective that he lacked the power she had initially feared.

While Trump has vowed to appeal the jury's verdict, Carroll expressed her readiness to sue him again if her lawyers deemed it a viable option. Trump is not required to pay Carroll until he exhausts all appeal options.

The columnist's legal victories against Trump mark significant developments in the high-profile defamation cases related to her allegations against the former president.

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