Awkward moment E. Jean Carroll says she is going to buy a ‘new wardrobe and new shoes’ when asked by Rachel Maddow what she will do for women’s rights with $83m won from Trump… to the embarrassment of her lawyer
E Jean Carroll had to be restrained by her lawyer as she gleefully detailed how she plans to spend her $83.3 million defamation award against Donald Trump.
The author promised to help other victims with her multi-million dollar payout, but had a more mundane wish list when questioned by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.
“First thing Rachel, you and I are going shopping,” she said. ‘We’re going to get completely new wardrobes, new shoes, what do you want? Penthouse? It’s yours Rachel!’ “It’s a joke,” attorney Shawn Crowley laughed nervously, sitting next to her.
The GOP presidential front-runner insisted he would appeal Friday’s award, which he called “absolutely ridiculous.”
“They took away all First Amendment rights,” he wrote on Truth Social, “THIS IS NOT AMERICA!”
E Jean Carroll appeared on MSNBC yesterday with attorneys Roberta Kaplan (left) and Shawn Crowley (right) after their landmark legal victory over Donald Trump
“Rachel, what do you want? Penthouse? It’s yours Rachel!’ Carroll told host Rachel Maddow
The former president insisted he would appeal against Friday’s award, which he described as ‘absolutely ridiculous’.
Carroll’s outburst was met with a sharp response from MAGA supporters.
‘Talk to a real rape victim. They never laugh about anything about the rape or the conviction. This is disgusting @MSNBC,’ one Trump fan wrote.
“The joke is going to be on her when Trump appeals and wins,” wrote another MAGA supporter.
“We know the trial was a joke and a fraud and she’s treating it like it is because she knows she’s a liar and a fraud,” said another.
A Manhattan jury agreed that the former president defamed the former Elle Magazine columnist when he called her a “wack job” with a “made up story” after an earlier court found that he 1996 sexually assaulted in a department store dressing room. .
He claimed he had never met her and consistently said she was not his ‘type’.
But the jury concluded that Trump acted out of “hatred, malice or revulsion” when he made public statements denying Carroll’s claims, including calling them “fiction.”
And it ordered him to hand over $7.3 million for “emotional damages” to Carroll, $11 million for “reputational damages” and a massive $65 million in “punitive damages.”
She told ABC’s Good Morning America on Sunday that she plans to spend the money on “something that Donald Trump hates.”
“If it’s going to cause him pain for me to give money to certain things, that’s my intention,” she added, suggesting she would create a “fund for the women who were sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.”
E. Jean Carroll, in white, is seen with Kaplan and Crowley leaving court in Manhattan Friday night
Trump walked out of the courtroom at the start of closing arguments on Friday (next to Habba in blue)
And she described him as ‘nothing’ as she recalled her first sight of him in court since the sexual assault nearly 30 years earlier.
“He’s like a walrus snoring, like a rhino clapping his hands, he’s not there, that was the surprising thing to me,” she said.
“I was terrified, I was just a bag of sweaty little bodies while we were preparing for trial, and three or four days before trial I had a real breakdown,” she added.
‘I lost my ability to speak and I couldn’t go on, that’s how scared I was.
Donald Trump’s defense attorney, Alina Habba, said she was ‘proud’ to defend the former president as he was ripped into the legal system after the E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million verdict
‘But strangely, I looked out and he was nothing.
‘He was a ghost. It was the people around him that gave him power, he himself was nothing.
‘It was an astonishing discovery for me; we need not be afraid of him.’
Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba was herself threatened with jail time during the trial after clashing with Judge Lewis Kaplan, saying the fact that the judge worked at the same law firm as Carroll’s lawyer Roberta Kaplan, no relation, in the 1990s was a ‘insane conflict of interest’.
“Don’t get it twisted,” Habba told reporters outside court.
“We are witnessing a violation of our justice system, ladies and gentlemen.”
The former president reportedly had access to $294 million in cash, or cash equivalents, on his most recent annual financial statement, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.
But a judge’s ruling is expected soon in his ongoing civil business fraud trial for allegedly misrepresenting the values of his business assets for which prosecutors have sought a $370 million fine.
Trump blasted the verdict minutes after the jury hit him with $83.3 million in damages
Carroll, 80, was full of praise for her two lawyers when they appeared alongside her yesterday, despite the fact that they only demanded a third of what the jury awarded.
“We planted our flag,” she said.
“We made a statement that things were going to be different, that there was going to be a new way of doing things in this country because of this indestructible team of lawyers.
“I feel it bodes well for the future.”