Elizabeth “E.” Jean Carroll is a journalist and an author born in Detroit, Michigan, United States to Thomas F. “Tom” Carroll, Jr. and Betty McKinney Carroll. Tom was an inventor while Betty was a politician in Allen County, Indiana, USA.
Raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, E. Jean attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where she was a cheerleader. She is Miss Indiana University 1963 and Miss Cheerleader USA 1964.
E. Jean is 6 years younger than her former husband John Johnson. Here are 13 more things about her:
- In 1965, she appeared in “To Tell the Truth“.
- In the mid-1980s, she wrote for “Saturday Night Live“.
- In 1987, she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program.
- From 1993 to 2020, her Ask E. Jean column appeared in Elle. From 1994 to 1996, a segment with the same title aired on the NBC show “America’s Talking”.
- In 2002, she and her sister Cande Carroll co-founded GreatBoyfriends, which was acquired by The Knot Inc. in 2005
- She and Kenneth Shaw founded Tawkify, an online dating website launched in January 2012.
- In June 2019, she released her memoir “What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal” accused Les Moonves and Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s. Both men denied the allegations.
- In November 2019, she filed a defamation lawsuit with the New York Supreme Court in New York City, New York, USA accusing Trump of damaging her reputation, substantially harming her professionally and causing emotional pain.
- In February 2020, she was fired from Elle.
- On November 24, 2022, she sued Trump for battery and made a renewed claim of defamation.
- On April 13, 2023, she disclosed that LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman funded part of her legal expenses.
- On May 9, 2023, a jury of six men and three women found Trump liable for sexual assault, battery and defamation and she was awarded $5 million in damages.
- She was 79 years old when her lawyers filed an amended lawsuit on May 22, 2023 in Manhattan, New York seeking at least $10 million more to hold Trump liable for remarks he made after the verdict on May 9, 2023.
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