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Trump secures $91.6 million bond in E. Jean Carroll defamation case as deadline nears

With days to go before the deadline, Donald Trump has secured the $83.3 million he owes writer E. Jean Carroll, ensuring she will be paid if he loses his appeal, Trump’s lawyers said Friday.

Alina Habba filed papers informing Manhattan Federal Court Judge Lewis Kaplan Trump had secured a bond for $91.6 million from Federal Insurance Co. and also filed a notice of appeal of the jury’s January findings that Trump defamed Carroll when he was president when he denied her rape allegations.

The presumptive Republican nominee for president had until Monday to come up with the cash.

The damages verdict returned in January added to $5 million Trump already owed Carroll after another jury last May found he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s and defamed her on Truth Social in 2022. Judge Kaplan found Trump liable for defaming Carroll during his presidency shortly after that verdict.

Trump met the deadline to pay up the morning after Kaplan denied his request to temporarily push back the due date until three days after he’d ruled on outstanding motions, including Trump’s request for a new trial, with the judge finding Trump’s “current situation is a result of his own dilatory actions.”

This developing story will be updated. 


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