1. Home
  2. /
  3. Politics
  4. /
  5. Slideshow
  6. /
  7. Trump Receives Deferral in...

Trump Receives Deferral in Defamation Lawsuit Amid Ongoing Legal Challenges

Former President Donald Trump has received a one-week delay to testify in a New York defamation trial. This trial could potentially lead to him paying millions in damages.

Origins of the Defamation Trial

Credits: DepositPhotos

The trial stems from comments made by Trump about columnist E. Jean Carroll in 2019 and May 2023. A jury found that Trump sexually assaulted Ms. Carroll in the 1990s and defamed her in his 2022 statements.

Judge Kaplan’s Order for Testimony

Credits: DepositPhotos

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan issued an order allowing Trump to testify on January 22. This is despite the trial potentially concluding by January 18.

Initial Denial of Trial Postponement

Credits: DepositPhotos

Judge Kaplan initially denied Trump’s request to postpone the trial. The request was made to attend his mother-in-law’s funeral, but the judge cited potential disruptions to the trial.

Read More: These “Trump” Stocks Could Take Off if He’s Re-elected

Trump’s Scheduled Campaign Appearance

Credits: DepositPhotos

The court learned that Trump had scheduled a campaign appearance in New Hampshire on January 17. This was while he was seeking a trial delay.

Trump’s Intention to Attend Trials

Credits: DepositPhotos

On January 12, Trump stated his intention to attend the defamation trial. He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the case.

Background of the Lawsuit

Credits: DepositPhotos

The trial, set to start on January 16, involves a jury hearing evidence related to $10 million in compensatory damages. Additional punitive damages are sought by Ms. Carroll’s attorneys.

Also Read: Sweden Issues Warning of Impending Conflict

Carroll’s Second Defamation Lawsuit

Credits: DepositPhotos

On May 9, 2023, Ms. Carroll was awarded $5 million in her second defamation lawsuit. This included charges for defamation and civil battery.

Trump’s Post-Verdict Comments

Credits: DepositPhotos

A day after the verdict, Trump appeared at a town hall event on CNN. He called Carroll a “whack job” and denied her claims against him.

Amendment to Carroll’s Lawsuit

Credits: DepositPhotos

Ms. Carroll’s attorneys sought to amend her pending defamation lawsuit. They aimed to seek further punitive damages after Trump’s comments at the televised town hall event.

Read More: Former NRA Executive Pleads Guilty to Fraud; Agrees to Testify in New York AG Trial

Trump’s Legal Team Responds

Credits: DepositPhotos

Lawyers for Trump appealed the May 2023 decision. They asked the judge to lower the jury award for damages or order a new trial.

Trump’s Comments at CNN Town Hall

Credits: DepositPhotos

Trump’s attorneys argued that his comments at the CNN town hall were protected by fair reporting privilege. They contended that these comments could not be used to enhance punitive damages.

Read Next: Ukraine Precision Strike Shatters Russian Supply Lines Near Hranitne

More from The Stock Dork – Biden Pays Homage to Eddie Johnson’s Passing

Credits: DepositPhotos

Biden Pays Homage to Eddie Johnson’s Passing

More from The Stock Dork – Boston Mayor’s ‘No whites’ Party Did Not Break the Law, Says AG

Credits: DepositPhotos

Boston Mayor’s ‘No whites’ Party Did Not Break the Law, Says AG

More from The Stock Dork – NYC Mayor Takes Action to Control Migrant Surge by Limiting Bus Arrivals

Credits: DepositPhotos

NYC Mayor Takes Action to Control Migrant Surge by Limiting Bus Arrivals

More from The Stock Dork – Nikki Haley Criticized by Voters for Omitting Slavery in Civil War Response

Credits: DepositPhotos

Nikki Haley Criticized by Voters for Omitting Slavery in Civil War Response

More from The Stock Dork – Court Documents Naming Jeffrey Epstein’s Associates Set for Public Release

Credits: DepositPhotos
mm

Malik is a skilled writer with a passion for news and current events. With their keen eye for detail, they provide insightful perspectives on the latest happenings. Stay informed and engaged!