Judge refuses Trump's request to delay penalties in E. Jean Carroll case, with days to pay $83M

Monday is Trump’s deadline to pay the $83.3 million. 
Donald Trump, Oct. 2, 2023, New York City

Former President Donald Trump was denied his request to delay the payment of $83.3 million in penalty fees regarding E. Jean Carroll’s case, a New York judge ruled Thursday. 

"Mr. Trump's current situation is a result of his own dilatory actions," Judge Lewis Kaplan wrote in his order on Thursday, according to ABC News. "He has had since January 26 to organize his finances with the knowledge that he might need to bond this judgment, yet he waited until 25 days after the jury verdict ... to file his prior motion for an unsecured or partially secured stay pending resolution of post-trial motions." 

The judge said that Trump didn’t show how the judgment is an "irreparable injury" or what expenses he’d face by posting bond. 

A jury awarded Carroll $83.3 million in damages in January after deciding that Trump defamed her when he denied her claim that he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s.

Trump’s legal team claimed the case was wrongly decided and that the $83.3 million bond would result in "irreparable injury in the form of substantial costs." 

Carroll’s lawyers argued that Trump didn’t show his financial information to justify his request for a delay. 

Monday is Trump’s deadline to pay the $83.3 million.