The judge presiding over the second defamation trial of former President Donald Trump against E. Jean Carroll warned him that he would lose his court privileges if he continued to disparage Carroll to his attorneys throughout the trial.
“Mr. Trump has the right to be here,” Judge Lewis Kaplan said Wednesday. “And that right can be forfeited if disruptive … and if he disregards” court orders.
“Mr. Trump, I hope I don’t have to consider excluding you from the trial,” Kaplan later said.
Before making these remarks, Kaplan had earlier in the day advised Trump to “keep his voice down.”
Shawn Crowley, Carroll’s attorney, claimed to the judge that she overheard Trump disparaging Carroll during her testimony.