Alina Habba, the lawyer representing former President Donald Trump in the E. Jean Carroll defamation cases, retreated on Tuesday from her concerns about a potential conflict of interest after a threat of sanctions from Carroll’s lead attorney.
Advice columnist Carroll has won two civil defamation cases against Trump after he denied on multiple occasions that he sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s, as Carroll has claimed. Last week, a jury ordered Trump to pay $83 million in damages for his public denial of Carroll’s allegation in 2019.
Alina Habba, one of former President Donald Trump’s attorneys, speaks to the member of the media outside Federal court, Friday, Jan 26, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)