‘Rudy Guiliani contests ‘not assault’: Criticizes ‘shameful’ judge’s $83.3mn ruling on Trump’

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Rudy Giuliani Outraged Over $83.3m Verdict in Donald Trump’s Defamation Trial

Evidence emerges from our source, Reader Wall, disclosing how ex-mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, has been fiercely criticizing the defamation lawsuit facing former US president, Donald Trump, which resulted in a staggering $83.3 million verdict.

E. Jean Carroll Awarded for Defamation Case

In the recent trial, journalist and writer E. Jean Carroll, who had previously accused Trump of sexual assault dating back to the mid-1990s, was awarded a sizable sum. While Donald Trump was acquitted of the rape allegations last year, a jury found him guilty of sexual assault. Carroll was awarded $5 million as a consequence. This defamation lawsuit emerged after Trump publicly defamed her via social media, accusing her of countless lies.

Breakdown of Compensation

Upon the case’s conclusion, the jury concluded that Trump must compensate Carroll significantly for his actions. This included $7.3 million in compensatory damages due to emotional anguish, $11 million purposed for “reputation repair,” and an additional $65 million in punitive damages linked to Trump’s conduct.

Giuliani’s Stance on the Verdict

Post-verdict, Giuliani voiced his unhappiness and disbelief surrounding the judge’s discretion. He labelled the situation as ludicrous, as he couldn’t comprehend that a lawyer could be directed on what questions to propose. He further argued that Trump wasn’t given the needed space to defend himself.

Giuliani highlighted that Trump had previously been absolved from the rape charges, which were later defined as sexual assault. He then mentioned that even though one might be guilty of rape, a person could still be irrational while defending themselves against defamation cases.

Past Defamation Case Involving Giuliani

It is of importance to note that Giuliani himself was found culpable of defamation in December of the previous year. He was accused of slandering a mother-daughter duo who were poll workers, spreading false accusations that they played a part in the rigging of the Georgia election. As a result, he was liable for damages tallying up to $148 million.

Carroll’s Successful Cases Against Trump

This verdict marked the second win for Carroll in a legal battle against Donald Trump. Aside from her defamation victory, she also won a $5m assault and battery case based on the same event that was described in her 2019 book, titled ‘What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal.’

In her book, which was excerpted in a New York magazine, Carroll explained how Trump apparently assaulted her in the dressing room of a top-tier department store in Manhattan, said to be around early 1996.

Trump’s Response to the Verdict

Trump expressed his discontent with the verdict, calling it “absolutely ridiculous” and affirming his intention to appeal. He voiced strong disagreement with both verdicts and accused a politically motivated witch hunt targeting him and the Republican Party, supposedly orchestrated by Biden. He also criticized the misuse of the legal system as a weapon of political advantage, stating that this is an affront to First Amendment Rights and a departure from American values.

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