US judge rejects Trump bid to throw out writer’s $83.3 million defamation verdict

By Thomson Reuters Apr 25, 2024 | 11:24 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday rejected Donald Trump’s bid to throw out a $83.3 million defamation verdict in favor of the writer E. Jean Carroll, who said the former U.S. president defamed her after she accused him of raping her decades ago.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said Trump was not entitled to a new trial, or judgment as a matter of law.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York)