The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 24th, 2023 morning edition

image for E. Jean Carroll adds Trump’s post-verdict remarks to defamation case, seeks at least $10M

READ MORE: Trump continues insults of rape accuser, pushing election lies during CNN town hall.

“It is hard to imagine defamatory conduct that could possibly be more motivated by hatred, ill will, or spite,” they wrote of Trump’s remarks at a CNN town hall.

A nine-person jury two weeks ago decided Trump had sexually abused Carroll at an upscale Manhattan department store in early spring 1996.

It also found that Trump had made false statements that damaged her reputation after she went public with her allegations in a 2019 book.

Carroll testified during the trial that Trump raped her in a department store dressing room.

The jury decided Carroll hadn’t proved she had been raped, but found that Trump had sexually abused her.

That lawsuit, which has been tied up in still-unresolved legal appeals, is the one to which Carroll, 79, has added her new claims. »

Consumers Battling Cost of Living Crisis Are Choosing Affordability Over Brand Loyalty

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The concern is presented in shifts in purchasing habits and many say they are losing trust in retail and consumer product companies.

As consumers cope, EY found that they are changing purchase habits and the way they interact with brands.

Consumers are responding by switching away from brands, reducing their list of essentials and canceling subscriptions to maximize their budgets. »

A South African company delivered arms to Russians on Lady R, government probe suggests

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JOHANNESBURG — South African authorities are examining evidence that suggests a consignment of arms was illegally loaded on a Russian vessel docked at a South African naval base in December by a private company, three people familiar with an internal probe by Cyril Ramaphosa's government told Semafor Africa.

Ramaphosa ordered the investigation after the United States ambassador to South Africa, Reuben Brigety, accused Pretoria of trading arms with Russia.

South Africa's government initially criticized the ambassador for making the allegation publicly instead of using established diplomatic channels. »

Shell AGM disrupted by protests as investors reject new emissions targets

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Shell’s annual shareholder meeting in London descended into chaos with more than an hour of climate protests delaying the start of a meeting in which investors in the oil company rejected new targets for carbon emissions cuts.

The company asked shareholders to vote against the climate resolution, which was organised by the campaign group Follow This.

Shell’s shareholders rejected the resolution by 79.8% to 20.2%, according to a preliminary count from the company. »