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Trump ordered to pay $400,000 to ‘The New York Times’


Sat 13 Jan 2024 | 06:21 PM
Former US President Donald Trump
Former US President Donald Trump
Israa Farhan

Former US President Donald Trump has been ordered by the courts to pay $392,638 to "The New York Times" and its journalists as legal expenses after his complaint against them was rejected.

In September 2021, Trump filed a lawsuit against "The New York Times," accusing three journalists working for the American newspaper of conspiring to obtain his tax documents maliciously.

These journalists had published an investigation in 2018, which earned them the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.

In May 2023, a judge in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court dismissed Trump's lawsuit.

In a recent ruling issued on Friday, the same judge found the compensation proposed by the newspaper for defense costs to be "reasonable" and ordered Trump to pay the full amount.

The investigation by the newspaper delved into how the billionaire Republican amassed his wealth.

The investigation revealed that Trump actually received $413 million from his father over several years, partially funneled through a fake company, allowing him to evade taxes.

Trump had long claimed that he "made himself."

This judgment marks another legal development in Trump's post-presidential life, as he faces various legal challenges and investigations.

As of now, the former president has not publicly commented on the court's decision or the judgment ordering him to pay "The New York Times" and its journalists.