It looks a lot like control and dominance by a former fashion magazine advice columnist, involving President Donald J. Trump and the subsequent Soviet-style show trial to harass him over his America First Agenda. It comes at the hands of a journalist who claims, as her career began to falter- that at some point in the 1990’s, Trump forced himself into a prestigious department store dressing room and raped her. A Jury has already determined that even though the rape story was likely a fantasy- Trump is still in big trouble.
A Jruy is faced with finding charges against someone cleared of “Rape” who is not cleared from damages for denying he raped someone. THAT Is how messed up this case is-esp. for an alleged proponent of free speech.
Carroll is not tolerating Trump denying her allegations very well, and she insists he can not speak.
Carroll has made a living being a journalist, and now she wants to destroy a man’s freedom of speech, claiming that his mean tweets denying her claims of being raped by him- hurt HER reputation.
THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS THE AUTHOR’S OPINION- AND THEY MAY BE SALTY.
KEY POINT: When Trump used his free speech to deny that he had raped Carroll, who is seen as an aggressive and confrontational journalist by her supporters, confronting power like a superwoman- Carroll became a broken mess, according to statements in court.
Carroll, crippled with damage- took the opportunity to start a lawsuit for defamation when Trump denied he raped her- and that is where the weird story gets even more bizarre.
According to a spokesman for the Presidential candidate- Trump is being denied his right to tell people he didn’t rape Carroll. And that seems to be just- exactly how Carroll wants it to be. She appears to want a powerful man to be tied up in court and told that he can do anything but obey her.
It all sounds like a feminist fantasy over men- to be honest.
We covered the details of Trump’s May sexual harassment trial with Carroll when a jury determined that Trump did not rape Carroll, but he did hurt her feelings and therefore needed to pay:
So now is the trial for hurting Carroll’s feelings.
Tuesday was the first day of President Trump’s civil defamation trial, which saw him attending court as the jury selection process began. The trial revolved around Trump’s 2019 statements about E. Jean Carroll’s sexual assault allegations.
Trump, who did not speak during the proceedings, witnessed potential jurors being questioned about their political affiliations and beliefs. The trial coincided with Trump’s Iowa caucuses win, highlighting the intersection of his legal battles and political endeavors.
Key takeaways from the day include Carroll’s attorney advocating for “very significant” damages, arguing that Trump’s statements unleashed threats on Carroll and significantly harmed her reputation. Trump’s attorney countered, asserting that Carroll’s career prospered after the allegations and emphasizing that the case is about defamation, not assault.
Prospective jurors’ political views came into focus; jurors with affiliations favoring both Trump and Biden were excluded, with the selected jury tasked to determine damages and harm in this defamation trial.
The following steps in the trial involve Carroll’s testimony, scheduled for Wednesday. Trump’s lawyers have indicated his intention to testify. The judge has restricted the trial’s focus to damages and harm, with the verdict from the first defamation trial carrying over to this case. The trial is expected to unfold over several days, shedding light on the legal ramifications of Trump’s statements on Carroll’s allegations.
Boris Epshteyn, a spokesman for Trump, appeared on the War Room with Steve Bannon to talk about the details of why Trump can not deny that he victimized Carroll:
“Remember, President Trump’s attorneys actually made a motion to join these two cases. But the judge denied and it was just like he’s trying to deny the President the opportunity to defend themselves against false accusations.,” Epshteyn told Bannon, and added:
“But of course, the President continues to speak the truth to power and be very, very direct, saying that he has nothing to do with her.
And she’s she’s trying to sue for defamation for saying that. So he’s wrongfully accused, and if we want to live in a country where people can no longer speak- HEY, I did not do this. And that is the reality asking- do we want to live in America, a country where any American can not walk in the streets and say, I am wrongfully accused, and here’s why?
That’s precisely what happened in this case.”
WATCH the full interview:
In addition to her role as an advice columnist, Carroll is an author. She has written several books, including the best-selling “Hunter: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson.” Some of her supporters believe that her writing reflects a keen understanding of human nature and a sharp sense of humor, which has garnered her a loyal fan base.”
Some fans see it as good humor when she told CNN’s Ander Cooper that fantasizing about rape is sexy:
BACKGROUND: Carroll’s life took a dramatic turn in 2019 when she accused Donald Trump, the then-President of the United States, of sexual assault. She detailed the alleged incident in her memoir, “What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal,” claiming that Trump had assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s. The accusation sparked widespread media coverage and legal proceedings, and she was celebrated for her resilience in confronting influential figures.
But she doesn’t tolerate it well when anyone confronts her.
Carroll’s fans believe that her approach to addressing taboo subjects and unwavering commitment to truth-telling has solidified her status as a respected and influential figure.
But she doesn’t like the truth when it comes to denying her allegations.
Others believe Carroll is trying to get attention by weaving tales and dragging Trump through court for political theater and attention.
The Washington Post reported on the strange details:
Trump sex abuse accuser E. Jean Carroll set to testify in defamation trial over his denials
By Michael R. Sisak, Larry Neumeister and Jake Offenhartz | AP
The new trial concerns only how much more — if anything — he’ll be ordered to pay her for some other remarks. He made them while he was president.
He declared on social media Tuesday that the case was nothing but “fabricated lies and political shenanigans” that had garnered his accuser money and fame.
“I am the only one injured by this attempted EXTORTION,” read a post on his Truth Social platform.
But Carroll, an advice columnist and magazine writer, said that Trump deeply harmed her. First, she claims, he forced himself on her in a dressing room after a chance meeting at a luxury department store in 1996. Then, he publicly impugned her honesty, her motives, and even her sanity after she told the story publicly in a 2019 memoir.
“He called me a liar repeatedly, and it really has decimated my reputation. I am a journalist. The one thing I have to have is the trust of the readers,” she testified in April at the first trial. “I am no longer believed.”
Carroll has maintained she lost millions of readers and her longtime gig at Elle magazine, where her “Ask E. Jean” advice column ran for over a quarter-century, because of her allegations and Trump’s reaction to them. Elle has said her contract wasn’t renewed for unrelated reasons.
One of Carroll’s lawyers, Shawn Crowley, said in her opening statement that the writer also received violent threats from Trump backers.
Trump attorney Alina Habba countered that Carroll sought to hold the former president accountable for “a few mean tweets from Twitter trolls.” He was “merely defending himself” in his comments about his accuser, Habba said in her opening.
Trump asserts that nothing ever happened between him and Carroll; he has never even met her. There’s a 1987 party photo of them and their then-spouses, but Trump says it was a momentary greeting that ”doesn’t count.”
Trump did not attend the previous trial in the case last May, when a jury found he defamed Carroll and awarded her $5 million in damages. The jury said, however, that Carroll hadn’t proven her claim that Trump raped her.
Carroll now seeks $10 million in compensatory damages and millions more punitive damages.