Saturday, April 20, 2024

New York Jury Gives Republicans 83 Million Reasons Not to Vote for Donald Trump


How could any Republicans — or anyone at all –vote for Donald Trump after today?

This supercilious piece of trembling lard was told by a New York jury today to pay E. Jean Carroll $83 million. Of that $18 million was damages. The rest of it was just punishment for defaming the woman he’d already been convicted of sexually assaulting, for a second time.

Do you need to be painted a picture?

Trump already owes Carroll $5 million from the first round. He refused to offer any contrition. Instead, he tried to re-litigate the case he’d already lost. In the process, he insulted the judge and the jury. This morning he stormed out of court after speaking for a few minutes and completely turned off the jury, reminding them that he has respect for no one.

Trump will appeal the verdict, but as every legal expert has weighed in this afternoon, it will be futile. The amount could be cut, but even if it’s half it’s still a huge amount and one that will follow Trump to the grave.

Here’s the NY Times report.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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