The drinks are on her! E. Jean Carroll holds glitzy NYC party with liberal media friends who hailed her as an ICON after winning $83M defamation payout from Donald Trump over sex attack
The celebrations continued for E Jean Carroll as MSNBC’s Molly Jong-Fast threw a celebrity party in her honor following her whopping $83.3 million defamation victory over Donald Trump.
The former Elle columnist was hailed as an ‘icon’ by a host of media power brokers at the exclusive Flower Shop bar on New York’s Lower-East Side.
Jong-Fast’s MSNBC colleague Lawrence O’Donnell was among those paying tribute along with former Saturday Night Live producer Marci Klein, New York Times opinion writer Lydia Polgreen and Sarah Ellison of the Washington Post.
‘She looked delighted and vindicated. She was in awe and victorious,’ one guest reported.
‘She looked like a hero. Great to see women winning the day,’ added another.
E. Jean Carroll seen here leaving court with her attorneys is still celebrating after Friday’s $83.3 million defamation award against Donald Trump
MSNBC stalwarts Lawrence O’Donnell and Molly Jong-Fast helped Jean Carroll celebrate Tuesday at a party at New York’s Flower Shop bar
The former president has begun recruiting new lawyers and insists he will appeal Friday’s award, which he described as ‘absolutely ridiculous’.
Jean Carroll, 80, promised to spend the money on everything ‘Donald Trump hates’, but it came as the former president began interviewing lawyers to mount his appeal.
The staggering sum was more than three times what her own lawyers had asked for after a jury in a Manhattan court agreed that Trump defamed her by denying that he sexually assaulted her in 1996.
As he left the party, O’Donnell claimed that Trump could be ‘heading for bankruptcy’, with further civil suits on January 6 and his New York fraud trial potentially costing him $1 billion.
“This could be the smallest debt that Donald Trump owes, and just the beginning of Donald Trump’s collapse into bankruptcy,” he told viewers.
Jong-Fast, whose appointment as an MSNBC Political Analyst was confirmed yesterday, helped introduce Jean Carroll to her legal team and described the award as ‘gratifying’, claiming the former president should have been ‘kicked back in the gutter’ instead of reality television’. than winning the White House.
Jean Carroll 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.”
Lydia Polgreen of the New York Times and former Saturday Night Live producer Marci Klein were among the guests
Former ABC White House correspondent Tara Palmeri was also among the guests
The luxury bar in New York’s Lower East Side is a popular spot for celebrity parties
On Monday, she said she would go shopping with Rachel Maddow for “completely new wardrobes, new shoes” and asked the MSNBC host if she wanted a “penthouse.”
Also at Tuesday’s party were Puck columnist Tara Palmeri, Studio 360 podcast host Kurt Andersen, and Rolling Stone editor-in-chief Noah Shachtman.
His appearance comes hours after the magazine published a story claiming that Trump doesn’t care if Taylor Swift endorses Joe Biden for president because he believes he is “more popular” than her.
Donald Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba may be looking for a new job after the former president began appealing for law firms to lead his appeal
One guest suggested Carroll could ‘buy the bar’, but the event sparked a growing backlash on social media with many warning her celebrations were premature.
“She will never see a dime and end up paying court costs once the appeal hits a non-kangaroo NYC court,” wrote Anthony Giaquinto.
When you watch MSNBC revel in this, it’s never been more obvious,’ Carole added.
‘These people are sick. They are bullies without any personal power, clinging to their jobs as puppets.
“There’s nothing like someone who’s loud and happy too soon,” Don A wrote.
“Carroll may one day regret this rather premature celebration.”
Trump described Friday’s multi-million dollar award as ‘absolutely ridiculous’.
“They took away all First Amendment rights,” he wrote on Truth Social, “THIS IS NOT AMERICA!”
“I am in the process, along with my team, of interviewing several law firms to represent me in an appeal of one of the most ridiculous and unjust witch hunts our country has ever seen,” he wrote yesterday.
“The defamation Sham presided over by a Clinton appointed, highly partisan, Trump Hating Judge, Lewis Kaplan, who along with certain other Radical Left Democratic Judges was one of the most partisan and out of control activists I have ever come across . ‘
Studio 360 podcast host Kurt Andersen (left) once called the president a ‘short-fingered vulgarian’ while Noah Shachtman (right) is editor-in-chief of the liberal Rolling Stone magazine
“Rachel, what do you want? Penthouse? It’s yours Rachel!’ Carroll told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow when she appeared on her show Monday
But he suffered a setback when lawyer Alina Habba, who represented him during the case, withdrew one of her key grounds for an appeal.
She described the fact that Judge Lewis Kaplan worked at the same law firm in the early 1990s as Carroll’s attorney Roberta Kaplan, no relation, as an “insane conflict of interest.”
But she folded after Roberta Kaplan hit back, rejecting the claim and threatening professional sanctions against her for creating “a false narrative of judicial bias.”
“Since Ms. Kaplan has now denied that there was ever a mentor-mentee relationship between her and Your Honor, this issue appears to have been resolved,” Habba wrote to the judge.’