E. Jean Carroll
A jury will consider how much the former president should pay her in monetary damages, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Trump failed to provide “a single reason" for the court to believe his appeal in the defamation case would be successful, the judge wrote.
Donald Trump accused Carroll of smearing his image on CNN, but a federal judge ruled that his case had no merit.
A federal judge said the jury did not reach a "seriously erroneous result," and the May 9 verdict was not a "miscarriage of justice."
The former president said the department's reversal a day earlier in the lawsuit brought by advice columnist E. Jean Carroll was part of a “political Witch Hunt.”
The government said new evidence shows Trump's statements are related to "a purely personal incident," not his duties as president.
Writer E. Jean Carroll is suing the ex-president for at least $10 million in damages.
After being found liable for defamation himself, the former president is now claiming he was defamed.
The ruling arrived the same day Trump was arraigned in Florida on 37 felony charges related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents.
The former president's attorneys called the award grossly excessive and said it should be reduced to less than $1 million.