Former US President Donald Trump is said to be appearing in court just a few months before the presidential election in the United States in connection with another lawsuit for defamation brought by US author E. Jean Carroll. The trial has been tentatively set to begin on January 15, 2024 by a federal judge in New York, according to an order released yesterday.
Shortly after Trump was sentenced to millions of dollars in compensation for sexual abuse and defamation in May, the writer Carroll announced that she would again take legal action against ex-presidents. The reason for this was insults that Trump pronounced against Carroll on CNN the day after the verdict.
Attack in a luxury department store
A New York grand jury on May 9 found it proven that Trump had assaulted and sexually assaulted Carroll in a New York upscale department store in 1996. The jury also ordered Trump (77) to pay the 79-year-old a total of five million dollars (around 4.56 million euros) for defamation. Trump appealed the verdict.
The day after the verdict, Trump again denied Carroll's account of the incident on CNN, accusing the author of it being a "made up story." Trump also claimed he never met Carroll and called her a "crazy".
Trump, who is running for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election, also has to deal with courts in several other cases.