It looks like Donald Trump is going to have to live with paying E Jean Carroll $5 million.
His request for a new trial was denied by a federal judge on Wednesday.
In the previous trial, Trump lost the liable ruling, with an award of $5 million being given to Carroll for sexually abusing and defaming statements by the former president, reports The Guardian.
Trump’s attorneys were seeking a new trial based on an “erroneous” result and a “miscarriage of justice.”
Judge Lewis Kaplan, who was appointed by Bill Clinton, did not see it that way (no big surprise there), reported Reuters.
Carroll accused Trump of raping her in a department store in Manhattan in the 1990s. Trump branded her allegations as a hoax on Truth Social, not to mention the numerous public statements he made regarding the case.
Trump’s team stated that the $2 million in damages was “excessive” because the jury ruled that Trump did not rape Carroll.
Honestly, when the decision came down in the case, it was one of the more baffling jury verdicts I have seen in such a case.
Since that trial, Trump has ripped Carroll both in public and on Truth Social, possibly opening himself up to another lawsuit by Carroll, something the author says she and her legal team are already considering.
This is just one of the many legal landmines that Trump is trying to navigate while running for president.
The case brought by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is set for a March trial, but Trump has another case going before Judge Cannon that could start as early as November or December.
The Trump team will likely ask for a delay, hoping that Cannon will put the start of the trial off until after the 2024 election has concluded since Trump will have a campaign and trial going on in the midst of the election.
The hope there would be that Trump wins the election, and his DOJ dismisses the case before it sees the inside of a courtroom.