Written by Ashton Snyder on
 March 8, 2024

Trump Ordered To Pay $83.3M To E Jean Carroll By Monday

In a remarkable turn of events, a federal judge demanded that Trump pay E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million by Monday for denying rape allegations, marking a significant moment in a contentious legal battle.

The narrative of this case stretches back to allegations from the 1990s, with E. Jean Carroll accusing Donald Trump of rape. After years of legal wrangling, a federal jury in January found Carroll's favor, awarding her more than $83 million in damages, Fox News reported.

This included $18.3 million in compensatory damages and a staggering $65 million in punitive damages. Trump's appeal against this decision underscores the contentious nature of the case, but Judge Lewis A. Kaplan's recent order emphasizes the immediacy of the financial redress owed to Carroll.

Judicial Demands and Political Echoes

Trump's resistance to the verdict has been notable, with his legal team filing motions for a new trial and critiquing the limitations imposed on Trump's testimony. They argue that Trump's statements were intended to defend his reputation, family, and presidency.

Judge Kaplan, however, has remained unmoved by these appeals for delay, pointing out Trump's lack of evidence for undue hardship or detailed potential expenses related to posting a bond or securing the judgment.

The case has legal and significant political ramifications, particularly as Trump remains a leading figure within the GOP and a frontrunner for the 2024 presidential race. Steven Cheung, Trump's campaign communications director, has vocally criticized the ruling, framing it as a continuation of a "totally lawless Witch Hunt."

This language echoes Trump's remarks on social media, where he has vehemently disagreed with the verdicts, describing them as part of a "Biden Directed Witch Hunt" and lambasting the legal system for being "out of control."

The Verdict's Implications for American Politics and Media

The financial and reputational stakes for Trump are immense, particularly in light of the previous federal jury in New York City that found Trump not liable for rape but liable for sexual abuse and defamation, ordering him to pay $5 million in a prior trial.

This latest ruling, however, dwarfs that earlier judgment both in its financial impact and its potential to influence public opinion. Trump's adamant denials of Carroll's allegations and his characterization of the legal actions against him as politically motivated attacks reflect the deeply polarized nature of American politics and media.

The implications of this case extend far beyond the immediate legal and financial consequences for Donald Trump. They touch upon the broader themes of accountability, the role of the legal system in adjudicating claims of sexual misconduct, and the impact of such high-profile cases on public discourse. The case has also highlighted the challenges faced by individuals seeking justice for sexual abuse and defamation, especially when the accused is a powerful public figure with significant resources at their disposal.

E. Jean Carroll's pursuit of justice against Donald Trump for his denials of her rape allegations has culminated in a landmark jury verdict. Despite Trump's appeal, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan's insistence on immediate payment or security for the judgment underscores the seriousness with which the court views the jury's decision. Trump's reaction, alongside his campaign communications director Steven Cheung, frames the ruling as part of a broader political battle, reflecting the charged atmosphere surrounding the case.


The federal judge ordered Donald Trump to pay E. Jean Carroll's $83.3 million by Monday or post bond represents a pivotal moment in a legal saga that has captured the nation's attention.

The jury's award of compensatory and punitive damages to Carroll, following her allegations of rape by Trump in the 1990s, underscores the gravity of the accusations and the legal system's role in addressing such claims. Trump's appeal and the political discourse surrounding the case reflect America's complex intersection of law, politics, and public opinion.

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