Carroll lawyer criticizes Trump’s attempt to delay $83M payment to writer, says no alternative solution provided

Former President Donald Trump and his legal team were ordered by a court to pay $83.3 million to E. Jean Carroll. This decision comes after a background of legal battles and allegations made by Carroll against Trump. The court ruling is a significant development in the ongoing dispute between the two parties.

In light of Donald Trump’s ongoing assurances to a judge in New York that he will settle the $83.3 million he owes to writer E. Jean Carroll for defaming her, without providing any security, Carroll’s lawyer has promptly responded. The lawyer dismisses Trump’s words as nothing more than his “unsubstantiated say so,” offering no tangible evidence to support his claims.

In a one-page letter to U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, the former president reached out amidst his numerous legal battles in Florida, Georgia, Washington, D.C., and other parts of New York City. In his letter, he requested for the third time to halt the execution of the defamation award given to the veteran writer.

Trump’s lawyers, Alina Habba and John Sauer, have suggested that the court grant the defendant a 30-day extension to pay without collateral until all post-trial motions are resolved. Alternatively, they propose allowing him to post a reduced bond of just over $24.4 million.

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In a letter to the judge on Monday, Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, pointed out that Trump’s recent filings contain numerous inaccurate claims. Specifically, Trump falsely asserts that it is Carroll who has misrepresented the Second Circuit case law regarding the enforcement of judgment without the requirement of posting bond or another condition.

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According to Kaplan, Trump has failed to provide any alternative evidence to support his claim that he will have the necessary funds when Carroll wins her appeal. Furthermore, Trump’s lawyers made a misinterpretation of a 2015 strip search case in Long Island while trying to bolster their argument.

In the case known as “In re Nassau County Strip Search Cases,” the Second Circuit decided to stay the enforcement of the judgment. This decision was made without requiring the defendant, a government entity, to post a bond. The court acknowledged that the defendant had proven the availability of appropriated funds specifically designated for paying off judgments without experiencing significant delays or other obstacles.

Attorney Kaplan wrote that seeking more than just a mere “trust me” from Donald Trump is fully consistent with their position.

In the Nassau case, the payment could be secured through a dedicated and easily collectible governmental appropriation, which was considered as an alternative means.

Kaplan wrote on Monday that Trump does not offer anything of the sort, which is a stark contrast.

In response to Trump’s team’s proposal to postpone payment until post-trial motions were resolved, the judge expressed his sharp observation that Trump had effectively made the same statement on February 23rd.

The judge mentioned that “no post-trial motions have been filed yet.”

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