After a miserable Cold Open NFL Parody a sassy monologue with host Dakota Johnson (dressed to the nines in a black jumpsuit reminiscent of Phoebe Waller-Bridge in flea bag), musical guest Justin Timberlake and his friend Jimmy Fallon, Saturday night live weekend update co-presenters Colin Jost and michael che He took control.
Yes, in June 2019, Carroll wrote a column in The cut alleging that Trump had sexually assaulted her in the dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York City in the 1990s. Trump repeatedly defamed Carroll, prompting her to sue him for assault and defamation. In May of last year, a jury awarded Carroll $5 million in damages after determining that he defamed and sexually abused her. After Trump continued to defame her, Carroll sought additional damages in her defamation ruling. And, on January 26, a judge ordered Trump to pay Carroll $83.3 million.
“The jury in his defamation case ordered Donald Trump to pay writer E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million. And, uh, Trump is a billionaire, so obviously, he immediately asked your grandmother for five dollars,” Jost joked, tossing out a graphic of one of Trump’s desperate campaign emails asking for donations.
“They ordered Trump to pay $83 million. “That’s how disgusting it is,” Jost added. “To put it in perspective, OJ Simpson had to pay only $33 million for a double murder.”
“He didn’t even do it!” -Che intervened, jokingly.
Jost was not finished.
“This trial must have driven Trump crazy,” he offered. “The judge kept telling him to shut up. The jury made him pay triple what the victim asked for. Even the courtroom sketch artist made him look like that lady whose face was ripped off by a monkey. The only way this would have gone worse for Trump is if they took away his business, which is, of course, what will happen at next week’s trial.”
The comedian was referring to Trump’s civil trial in New York, in which New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking a $370 million fine from Trump (plus interest) for allegedly overvaluing his assets for more than a decade. , which allowed the Trump family to fraudulently raise money. around 370 million dollars.