– Defeated Trump wants to spend money on 'something Trump hates'
American author E. Jean Carroll made a fortune because of Trump's slander. Now reveal what you want to do with the money.
A few days after former US President Donald Trump was ordered to pay an additional $83.3 million in compensation to E. Jane Carroll in a second libel trial, the American writer told the New York Times “The New York Times” On the intended use of the new assets. This was her first interview since the end of the trial.
Although it may be years before Carroll sees the money because Trump has said he will appeal the ruling, she has already thought about how to use the money once she receives it.
She feels inspired to use money for real change. She can't yet say specifically what changes will be involved, but she and her attorney are “going to put together a great plan.” The 80-year-old told the newspaper: “I wouldn't waste a cent of it” and that she would do “something good” with it.
A win for women, one that their dogs benefit from too
But she's also thinking about her (safe) future and the future of her pets. A Pyrenees Mountain Dog and Pitbull owner can now “buy top-notch dog food”.
After the trial, the former president called Carroll a “complete charlatan,” a “joke” and a “liar.” But Carroll praised her lawyers who championed her case for more than four years. She spoke of “a victory, especially for women.”
“Something Trump hates”
In an interview with ABC TV, Carroll said she wanted to spend the money on “something Trump hates.” “If it hurts him that I spend money on certain things, that's my intention,” she said Monday. Among other things, she wants to create a fund for women who were sexually harassed by the former US president.
Carole went on to say that she was afraid of the trial, but that immediately disappeared when the proceedings began. “It was like he was nothing, like an emperor with no clothes. I was so afraid beforehand and then there he was. He was just a thing in a suit.”