Trump storms out of E. Jean Carroll trial after judge threatened to send lawyer Alina Habba ‘into LOCK UP’ and told her to ‘sit down’: Chaos erupts in court during closing arguments

  • Trump stormed out of the New York courtroom as closing arguments began
  • Carroll’s lawyer told jury that sexually assaulting his client ‘happened’
  • In a tense exchange, Judge Lewis Kaplan threatened to lock up Habba

Chaos erupted at the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial on Friday when Donald Trump stormed out of court and the judge warned his lawyer Alina Habba she was close to ‘spending time in lock up’.

The former president, 77, walked out dramatically when Carroll’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, said the jury should punish Trump, claiming “he thinks the rules don’t apply to him”.

Kaplan also reminded the jury that another ruling last year found that Trump sexually assaulted Carroll and then defamed her by claiming they never met.

“The sexual assault happened — and Donald Trump’s denials and viscous accusations against her were all complete lies.”

Kaplan’s statement followed a hit-and-run before closing arguments where Habba and Judge Lewis Kaplan once again locked horns.

“You’re about to spend time in the lockup,” Senior U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan warned Habba. ‘Sit’.

Chaos erupted at the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial on Friday as Donald Trump stormed out of court and the judge warned his lawyer Alina Habba she was close to 'spending time in lock up'

Chaos erupted at the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial on Friday as Donald Trump stormed out of court and the judge warned his lawyer Alina Habba she was close to ‘spending time in lock up’

The former president, 77, walked out dramatically when one of Carroll's attorneys, Roberta Kaplan, said the jury should punish Trump and claimed

The former president, 77, walked out dramatically when one of Carroll’s lawyers, Roberta Kaplan, said the jury should punish Trump, claiming “he thinks the rules don’t apply to him.”

The tense exchange was sparked by Habba trying to introduce a slide show of tweets they did not adduce as evidence.

“You’re not going to use a slide to represent how many tweets there were, you’re not using that slide, period,” Kaplan then shot back.

“The record will reflect that Mr. Trump just got up and walked out of the courtroom,” Judge Kaplan said.

Trump’s attorney Michael Madaio then sat in his client’s seat next to Habba and the judge told the defense attorneys not to move again.

Trump waved to fans as he headed to court Friday morning before the dramatic start of the trial.

He left Trump Tower with Habba after the defense rested its case against the Elle columnist, who accused him of raping her in a department store in the 1990s.

It followed a dramatic Thursday in court where Trump dramatically took the witness stand and testified for just three minutes.

Trump faces up to $10 million in damages for defaming Carroll by claiming he never met her when she accused him of sexual assault.

Trump told a civil jury from the stand that he wanted to defend himself and “the presidency” by calling out accusations that were “totally false.”

Before testifying, he was reprimanded by the judge for speaking too loudly from his seat, and the judge then repeatedly cut him off during his testimony, forcing him to stick to yes or no answers.

As he left, Trump looked back at the packed courtroom, shook his head and said: ‘This is not America. Not America. This is not America.’

Trump was on the stand for three minutes while his lawyer Alina Habba asked him a short series of questions.

Habba arrives at Trump Tower ahead of the dramatic court hearing.  The former president, 77, walked out dramatically when one of Carroll's lawyers said: 'Donald J. Trump thinks the rules don't apply to him'.

Habba arrives at Trump Tower ahead of the dramatic court hearing. The former president, 77, walked out dramatically when one of Carroll’s lawyers said: ‘Donald J. Trump thinks the rules don’t apply to him’.

The tense exchange was sparked by Habba attempting to introduce a slide show of tweets they had not tendered into evidence

The tense exchange was sparked by Habba attempting to introduce a slide show of tweets they had not tendered into evidence

Trump faces up to $10 million in damages for defaming Carroll by claiming he never met her when she accused him of sexual assault

Trump faces up to $10 million in damages for defaming Carroll by claiming he never met her when she accused him of sexual assault

It followed a dramatic Thursday in court where Trump dramatically took the witness stand and testified for just three minutes

It followed a dramatic Thursday in court where Trump dramatically took the witness stand and testified for just three minutes

Trump told a civil jury from the stand that he wanted to defend himself and 'the presidency' by calling out accusations that are 'completely false'

Trump told a civil jury from the stand that he wanted to defend himself and ‘the presidency’ by calling out accusations that are ‘completely false’