Trump slams judge and E. Jean Carroll in defamation damages trial

Attorneys for ex-Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll told a New York jury on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump not only sexually assaulted her in 1996 but also used his power as commander in chief to drag her name through the mud, attack her credibility, and unleash his supporters who relentlessly harassed her at every turn.

“Donald Trump was president when he made those statements, and he used the world’s biggest microphone to attack Ms. Carroll, humiliate her, and to destroy her reputation,” attorney Shawn Crawley told a nine-person New York jury, adding that not only did Trump ruin Carroll’s life with lies but that he did nothing when others targeted her. 

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Crowley also told jurors that the sexual assault against Carroll had already been proven in a separate trial last year and that they were there
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