Judge orders President Trump to pay $83.3 million to E. Jean Carroll by Monday or post bond

by | Mar 7, 2024

A filing on Thursday evening revealed that Judge Kaplan refused President Trump's plea to postpone enforcement and mandated him to pay E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million by Monday, or provide a bond.

In January, a federal jury ruled that Trump must compensate E. Jean Carroll with over $83 million in damages following his denial of allegations of rape from the 1990s. The jury awarded $18.3 million in compensatory damages and $65 million in punitive damages. Trump has appealed the verdict.

On Thursday, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan demanded Trump pay the damages by Monday. 

Kaplan stated that Trump's current situation is a result of his own dilatory actions, noting that he had ample time since January 26 to organize his finances, knowing he might need to bond the judgment, yet he waited until 25 days after the jury verdict.

Kaplan also highlighted that Trump has not demonstrated what expenses he might face if required to post a bond or other security, the terms he could obtain for a conventional bond, or the ability to post cash or other assets to secure payment of the judgment, among other relevant circumstances.

Kaplan added, “Accordingly, his present application for a temporary administrative stay is denied.”

The filing emerged just days after Trump's lawyers filed motions for a new trial in the case, contending that the court restricted his testimony during the trial last month and that his statements regarding her allegations were intended to “defend his reputation, protect his family, and defend his Presidency.”

Source: Fox News



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