Restoring the damage to the writer may incur a cost of up to $12.1 million.
A professor testified in a federal court in New York on Thursday that former President Donald Trump’s 2019 remarks led to a decrease in reputation.
On Thursday, Professor Ashlee Humphreys from Northwestern University presented evidence attempting to calculate the number of people who saw and believed two statements made by Trump denying sexual assault allegations and denying ever meeting Carroll. The judge in Carroll’s lawsuit against Trump has already ruled that these statements were damaging to her reputation, and the jury’s role is to determine the amount of compensation she should receive. In a separate case, a previous jury found Trump responsible for sexual abuse and another defamatory statement.
Trump attended the first two days of the damages trial, but was not in the courtroom Thursday as Humphreys described how she quantified the harm done to Carroll. The former president was in Florida, attending his mother-in-law’s funeral.