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Former President Donald Trump is appealing the ruling against him in the E. Jean Carroll case,
The appeal was filed Thursday in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Carroll claimed Trump sexually assaulted her in a New York City department store in the 1990s, a claim Trump has rejected from the start.
A jury in the civil case ruled that Trump was liable for battery related to sexual assault, but rejected Carroll’s claim that she was raped, according to CNN.
The jury said Trump should pay Carroll $5 million — $2 million related to the battery claim and $3 million related to her claim that Trump defamed her.
Trump spoke about the incident in Wednesday night’s CNN Town Hall event in New Hampshire.
“This woman, I don’t know her. I never met her. I have no idea who she is. I had a picture taken years ago with her and her husband, nice guy John Johnson,” Trump said.
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