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E. Jean Carroll's attorneys ask judge to approve Trump's $91M bond in her defamation case

Lawyers for former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll have requested that the judge in her defamation case against Donald Trump approve the $91,630,000 bond secured by the former president, subject to a small change in one of the terms.

The change reduces the amount of time between the resolution of Trump's appeal and Carroll's payment.

"Depending on the Court's preference, Your Honor can so order this letter, or the parties can submit a stipulation or other appropriate documentation to effectuate this change," Carroll's attorneys wrote in a letter sent Monday to the judge.

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The agreement on the bond negated the need for a proposed hearing on the matter Monday afternoon.

Monday's request came as Carroll's attorneys said they were monitoring Trump's statements for possible defamatory comments of the same kind that initially landed him in court.

"The statute of limitations for defamation in most jurisdictions is between one and three years," Carroll's lawyer Roberta Kaplan said in a statement Monday. "As we said after the last jury verdict, we continue to monitor every statement that Donald Trump makes about our client, E. Jean Carroll."

"I just posted a $91 million bond -- 91 million on a fake story, totally made-up story ... based on false accusations made about me by a woman that I knew nothing about," Trump said at a campaign event in Georgia on Saturday, a day after he secured a $91,630,000 bond to cover the judgment and filed a notice of appeal of the judgment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

PHOTO: Writer E. Jean Carroll leaves federal court after the verdict in her defamation case against former US president Donald Trump in New York on January 26, 2024. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Writer E. Jean Carroll leaves federal court after the verdict in her defamation case against former US president Donald Trump in New York on January 26, 2024. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

"Didn't know, never heard of her. I know nothing about her," he told supporters.

Carroll's attorneys had previously said they would consider all options should Trump continue to defame Carroll.

"I want to ask both of you -- are you confident he won't do it again. What happens if he does?" ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked Carroll and Kaplan after the verdict in January.

"I can't be confident about anything Donald Trump does," Carroll replied.

"All options are on the table," said Kaplan. "If we have to bring another case, we'll bring another case. It's just going to be more money."

Trump in January was ordered to pay $83.3 million plus interest in damages to Carroll for defaming her in 2019 when he denied her allegation that he sexually abused her in the dressing room of a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. Trump has denied all wrongdoing.

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