‘All options are on the table’

An attorney for columnist E. Jean Carroll has suggested further legal action may be on the table against former President Trump following his recent denial of Carroll’s rape and defamation allegations.

“We have said many times since the last jury verdict in January that all options are on the table, and that remains true today – all options are on the table,” attorney Roberta Kaplan said in a statement to The Hill on Tuesday.

Trump, Authentic Social Posts The rally, held to mark Memorial Day on Monday, also featured a sharp rebuke of U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, who oversaw the civil lawsuit in which Trump was found guilty of sexually assaulting Carroll and the subsequent lawsuit in which he was found guilty of defaming her.

“Happy Memorial Day to everyone, including the human scum who are working hard to destroy our once great country, and to the far-left, Trump-hating Federal Judge in New York who presided over two separate cases in which he forced women I’ve never met (though a quick handshake at a celebrity event 25 years ago doesn’t count!) to pay $91 million for ‘defamation’,” Trump wrote.

Earlier this year, a Manhattan federal jury ordered the former president to pay $83.3 million in damages for defaming the author after denying her 2019 allegations that he sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s.

In the weeks following the court order, President Trump published a series of social media posts and articles denying Carroll’s allegations.

Trump has sought a new trial, arguing that Carroll lied and fabricated charges to sell a book. Kaplan denied Trump’s request for a new trial last month, finding that Trump’s claims were “without merit.”

Carroll said earlier this year that she would “absolutely” sue the former president if he were to defamed her again. In March, Roberta Kaplan, who is no relation to the judge, filed a lawsuit against him. Reported to CNBC In most jurisdictions the statute of limitations for a defamation lawsuit is one to three years.

“As we stated after the last jury verdict, we will continue to monitor any and all statements made by Donald Trump about our client, E. Jean Carroll,” Kaplan told CNBC at the time.

The January ruling marks the second time Carroll has won damages from Trump. Last year, a different jury found Trump liable for sexually abusing her and for other comments that defamed her. The former president was ordered to pay $5 million.

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