E. Jean Carroll vows to use "Trump's" US$83.3 million defamation judgement where it hurts the most
E. Jean Carroll, who accused former President Donald Trump of rape, has vowed to use the $83.3 million defamation settlement she won against him to “hurt him” and “give money to certain things” that he hates¹.
Carroll also plans to start a fund for women who have been sexually assaulted by Trump².
The former Elle magazine columnist’s comments came after a jury ordered Trump to pay her $83.3 million for his repeated attacks on her². Carroll’s decision to use the money to hurt Trump is a powerful statement that shows how survivors of sexual assault can take back their power and hold their abusers accountable¹.
E. Jean Carroll: A Maverick Voice in Love, Life, and Literature
E. Jean Carroll, a trailblazing writer and cultural icon, left an indelible mark on the literary landscape with her celebrated “Ask E. Jean” column, which graced the pages of Elle from 1993 to 2020. This prolific column became a literary sensation, resonating deeply with readers and the public alike.
Carroll’s column was more than just advice; it was a platform for her bold opinions on relationships and a rallying cry for women to live life on their terms. With unwavering insistence, she proclaimed that women should “never never” structure their lives around men, earning her widespread acclaim.
Amy Gross, former editor-in-chief of Elle, vividly likened the column’s debut to putting Carroll on a “bucking bronco,” capturing the fearless spirit that defined her responses as the exuberant cheers of a woman reveling in the joy of empowering others.
Known for her quirky and irreverent writing style infused with humor, Carroll’s unique voice became a distinctive feature of her work. Her stint at Elle ended in February 2020, and as she claimed on Twitter, it was a consequence of President Trump’s disparaging remarks about her.
Elle, however, maintained that her departure was a business decision unrelated to Trump, leaving the true circumstances shrouded in controversy.
Carroll’s foray into television was equally remarkable. She contributed to Saturday Night Live’s twelfth season in 1986 and 1987, earning a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award.
Her wit and talent extended to hosting and producing the Ask E. Jean television series from 1994 to 1996, showcasing her as the most entertaining cable talk show host on NBC’s America’s Talking.
Magazines were another canvas for Carroll’s storytelling prowess. Beyond Elle, she wrote for prestigious publications such as The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Outside, Esquire, New York, and Playboy, where she became the first female contributing editor.
Carroll’s gonzo-style first-person narratives took readers on adventurous journeys, from hiking into the Star Mountains to investigating the lives of basketball groupies and exploring the complexities of race and identity.
Her literary contributions extended beyond magazines, with notable works including the biography “Hunter: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson” and,
the memoir “What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal,” released in June 2019. In the eyes of many, Carroll became “feminism’s answer to Hunter S. Thompson.”
In 2020 and 2021, Carroll shifted her focus to investigative journalism, authoring a series of articles for The Atlantic profiling women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct.
Her unwavering commitment to truth and justice was further evident in her conversations with accusers featured in Vanity Fair and This American Life.
Carroll’s venture into the online realm showcased her entrepreneurial spirit.
Co-founding greatboyfriends.com and later launching Catch27.com and askejean.com, she demonstrated a keen understanding of evolving digital landscapes.
In 2012, Carroll co-founded Tawkify, a personalized dating concierge service, leaving an indelible mark in the world of online dating.
E. Jean Carroll’s life and career, marked by resilience and a commitment to authenticity, continue to inspire generations. Her legacy is not merely in words but in the enduring impact of a woman who fearlessly navigated the complex intersections of love, life, and literature.
(1) E. Jean Carroll Plans To Spend Defamation Money On ‘Something Donald Trump Hates’. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/e-jean-carroll-plans-to-spend-defamation-money-on-something-donald-trump-hates/ar-BB1hrUMC.
(2) E. Jean Carroll To Spend Defamation Money On ‘Something Trump Hates …. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/e-jean-carroll-defamation-money-trump_n_65b8074fe4b01c5c3a37be9f.
(3) E Jean Carroll to spend $83m defamation award on ‘something … – BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68131209.
(4) E Jean Carroll aims to give defamation money ‘to something Trump hates …. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/jan/29/e-jean-carroll-trial-money-trump-defamation?ref=upstract.com.
(5) E. Jean Carroll says she will ‘do good’ with money from Trump …. https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4435330-e-jean-carroll-money-trump-defamation/.