U.S. District Decide Lewis Kaplan, the federal decide overseeing former President Trump’s defamation trial introduced by columnist E. Jean Carroll, threatened to ship Trump attorney Alina Habba to jail after she interrupted him throughout Friday’s proceedings.

“You’re on the verge of spending a while within the lockup. Now sit down,” Kaplan advised Habba throughout closing arguments.

The second got here minutes after Friday’s proceedings started and occurred simply earlier than the jury entered the room for the day.

The events had been arguing over a slide Trump’s workforce needed to indicate as a part of their presentation that Carroll didn’t show a causal hyperlink between Trump’s denials he sexually assaulted the columnist and the emotional and reputational harms she says she suffered.

A lot of Habba’s arguments targeted on what she described as a “five-hour hole” between when Carroll’s accusation surfaced in 2019 and when Trump issued his first assertion dominated defamatory within the case.

The slide included an array of tweets purportedly despatched to Carroll attacking her earlier than Trump’s assertion went out, an try to indicate that the later threats the columnist acquired couldn’t be attributable to the then-president’s later feedback.

The slide didn’t visibly present the tweets’ substance, however Kaplan didn’t enable it to be proven as a result of the tweets had not been entered into proof.

After Kaplan wouldn’t enable Habba to current the slide, she continued speaking, saying she needed to make a report of her argument, which prompted the decide’s risk.

Carroll is suing Trump for defamation over his 2019 denials that he sexually abused her within the Nineties. Final 12 months, Trump was discovered answerable for sexual abuse and needed to award Carroll $5 million.

She now’s searching for greater than $24 million in damages for Trump’s denials.

Trump, who has made some extent of displaying as much as the trial regardless of not required to be there, walked out of the courtroom Friday minutes later, simply after Carroll’s lawyer started closing remarks.

The trial, which had been delayed after at the very least one juror felt unwell, had some fiery moments. Kaplan threatened to kick Trump out of the courtroom final week for being “disruptive.”

Habba and the decide have frequently sparred, with the decide repeatedly scolding the lawyer and Habba typically shaking her head in disagreement. Trump has portrayed the decide as biased in opposition to him.

Closing remarks within the Carroll trial completed Friday, then the jury headed into deliberations over how a lot Trump owes Carroll shortly earlier than 2 p.m.

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