Trump lawyer Alina Habba defamation court rough day
"Trump's disruptive behavior in defamation trial earns him two warnings," says judge. "He lied and shattered my reputation," E. Jean Carroll testified.
E. Jean Carroll appeared in federal court in Manhattan to testify in her second defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump. Trump was present in the courtroom and may testify in the trial. Carroll accused Trump of assaulting her and then denying it, leading to her reputation being tarnished. A previous jury found Trump liable for sexually assaulting Carroll in the 1990s and defaming her in 2022, ordering him to pay her $5 million. Carroll is now seeking $10 million plus punitive damages for comments made by Trump in 2019. During the trial, Trump received warnings from the judge for making disruptive comments that could be heard by the jury. The judge cautioned Trump that his right to be present in the courtroom could be forfeited if he continued to be disruptive. Trump's lawyer was also scolded for courtroom decorum issues, leading to criticisms of her trial skills. The trial continues with tensions running high between the parties involved.