E. Jean Carroll, who this month former President Donald J. won $5 million in damages from Trump, is now seeking an “enormous” additional amount in response to her humiliation on the CNN program, just a day after she was sexually assaulted and won. Defamation case.

Ms Carroll’s filing in Manhattan federal court on Monday seeks to intensify the financial pain for Mr Trump. In her civil case, the jury found her liable on 9 May for sexual assault and defamation. It ordered them to pay Ms Carroll, a former advice columnist and fixer in Manhattan media circles. $2 million for sexual assault and $3 million for defamation,

monday’s filing came Ms Carroll filed a separate defamation suit in 2019 The case against Mr Trump, 76, is before the same judge who presided over the civil trial, but was turned away on appeals. The old case stemmed from comments Mr Trump made that year, shortly after he said he had raped her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in the mid-1990s. That suit is still pending.

On May 10, Mr. Trump went on CNN and echoed his earlier denials about the episode, calling his account “fake” and a “made-up story”. Despite a photo showing them together, he again claimed he had never met Ms Carroll, 79, calling her a “wack job” and saying the recent civil trial was “a sneaky deal”.

The court filed on Monday argued that Mr. Trump’s defamatory statements following the verdict “show the depth of his malice toward Carroll, as it is hard to imagine defamatory conduct that could possibly be motivated more by hatred, malice or malice.” “

“This conduct warrants a very significant punitive damages award in favor of Carroll to punish Trump, deter him from engaging in further defamation, and deter others from doing the same,” the filing said.

Mr. Trump continues to fight the jury’s decision. Following the verdict, his lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, filed a notice of appeal.

Ms. Carroll’s attorney, Roberta A. Kaplan said in a brief interview on Monday that Mr. Trump’s statement on CNN, “actually the day after the verdict,” made it all the more important for Ms. Carroll to pursue the pending defamation lawsuit.

“It’s a mockery of the jury’s verdict and our justice system if he can keep repeating the same defamatory statements over and over again,” Ms Kaplan said.

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