Trump’s $83 Million Payment To Accuser Halted

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( – The New York Times in a new report noted that the New York federal jury has determined that former President Donald Trump is required to pay E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million for defaming her by denying the allegations of sexual assault against him. However, the jury also determined that Trump would not be required to pay the amount owed to Carroll until he had exhausted all the available appeal options which Trump has previously vowed he would be seeking.

On Friday the federal jury ordered that Trump was required to pay Carroll for having defamed her in 2019 when he had denied her allegations of sexual assault dating three decades earlier. Following that decision Trump stated that he would be appealing the ruling which he dubbed “absolutely ridiculous.” 

The former president has been given the option of paying the court the millions of dollars which would then be held until the appeal stopped pending. 

Previously Trump had been ordered to pay Carroll $5 million following a verdict that found him liable for having sexually abused the columnist as well as having defamed her with one of his other comments. Last year, Trump appealed the decision. He also avoided making the payment immediately after the ruling. 

Trump also has the option to attempt to secure a bond which would provide him the option of not paying her the full amount up front. However, he could still be required to pay a deposit and even provide collateral and additional fees and interest. It would also mean that Trump would be required to find someone who would be willing to lend him that amount of money. 

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