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Left: Former President Donald Trump is seen on October 18, 2023 outside the New York State Supreme Courthouse during his civil fraud case in New York City. (NYC) File Photo by: zz/Andrea Renault/STAR MAX/IPx 2023 10/18/23 / Right: E. Jean Carroll leaving the United States District Courthouse poses for a group photo with her legal team after a jury awarded her $83.3 Million in damages incurred through defamation by Donald Trump. (Photo by Derek French / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Trump ordered to move ahead with his appeal of Carroll defamation verdict

Left: Former President Donald Trump is seen on October 18, 2023 outside the New York State Supreme Courthouse during his civil fraud case in New York City. (NYC) (File Photo by: zz/Andrea Renault/STAR MAX/IPx 2023 10/18/23). Right: E. Jean Carroll leaving the United States District Courthouse poses for a group photo with her legal team after a jury awarded her $83.3 million in damages incurred through defamation by Donald Trump. (Photo by Derek French / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Donald Trump has been given 14 days to start filing the necessary paperwork to appeal the $88.3 million defeat he was handed in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case, according to a filing from a clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit.

The 1-page order notes that the former president must submit his request for transcripts as well as his pre-argument statement on appeal.

“On March 14, 2024, the Court issued a notice pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(4), staying this appeal due to pending motions in the district court,” the order says. “The district court having denied the motions in an order dated April 25, 2024, IT IS ORDERED that the stay of this appeal is hereby lifted.”

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    As Law&Crime previously reported, Senior U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in New York on April 25 rejected Trump’s request for a new trial.

    Kaplan shredded Trump’s request saying his legal arguments were utterly “without merit.” The judge also highlighted the bald show of “hatred” and “disdain” toward the writer that Trump put on “full display” during the contentious trial to determine damages.

    Trump, Kaplan wrote when denying Trump a new trial, used the “loudest ‘bully pulpit’ in America and possibly the world” to continually defame Carroll, including calling her a “politically and financially motivated liar” who was “too unattractive for him to have sexually assaulted and threatening that she would ‘pay dearly’ for speaking out.”

    An attorney for Trump did not immediately respond to request for comment on Thursday.

    The former president’s legal team may be a bit busy — Trump is currently facing the tenth day of his criminal hush money and election interference trial in Manhattan. Thursday’s proceedings will focus on his contempt of court and whether he must face another round of sanctions for alleged gag order violations.

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