Trump attends NYC Carroll defamation trial and slams ‘attempted extortion’

Former President Donald Trump arrived at a snow-covered Manhattan federal courthouse on Tuesday for the start of the penalty phase of his defamation lawsuit brought by former Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll

Fresh off his big win in the Iowa caucuses the night before, Trump could be forced to pay Carroll more than $10 million in damages for allegedly dragging her name and reputation through the mud after she accused him of sexually assaulting her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in 1995. 

Trump vehemently denied the allegations, claiming he had “never met this person in my life” and that she was “not my type,” and accused Carroll of using his name to sell her book What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal.

He also accused her of being part of a political witch hunt hellbent on killing his political
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