The post discusses the aftermath of the defamation lawsuit filed by writer E. Jean Carroll against former President Trump. Initially awarded $5 million in damages, Carroll pursued a second lawsuit, resulting in a substantial $83.3 million judgment on Friday. The legal action stems from Trump's derogatory comments and allegations of inappropriate conduct made by Carroll. Social media users on platform X, formerly Twitter, took the opportunity to mock Trump following the significant legal outcome.
Initially, a jury mandated the former president to provide writer E. Jean Carroll with $83.3 million in defamation damages. Subsequently, he faced the mockery and criticism of sarcastic social media users. Carroll, an established advice columnist, has claimed that Trump sexually assaulted her in 1996 in a dressing room at Manhattan’s Bergdorf Goodman department store.
In 2019, after E. Jean Carroll wrote about her experience, Trump labeled her a "whack job" and a "fraud," prompting her to file a defamation lawsuit. This resulted in Trump being held liable for defamation and for inappropriate conduct towards Carroll, although not for rape, and he was instructed to pay her $5 million in damages.
However, this initial consequence didn't deter Trump from further defamatory remarks against Carroll, leading her to initiate another lawsuit and culminating in the substantial judgment delivered on Friday.
Many individuals on X, formerly Twitter, seized the verdict as an opportunity for a widely practiced social media activity: mocking Trump.
A. J. Delgado said : Man, imagine getting paid $3.5M and your client ending up with an $83M verdict. Yikes. Not a great return-of-investment in having Habba as your attorney.