Jean Carroll could not contain her elation, Monday night, as she regaled MSNBC host Rachel Maddow with fantasies of epic shopping sprees courtesy of the staggering $83.3 million verdict a jury handed down, last week, against former president Donald Trump.

"First thing, Rachel, you and I are going to go shopping," Carroll declared, giddy with laughter.  "We're going to get completely new wardrobes, new shoes.  What do you want?  Penthouse?  It's yours, Rachel!"

Suing Trump has become a lucrative retirement venture for the former Elle magazine advice columnist.  Last spring, Carroll won a $5 million civil judgement that found the real estate mogul guilty of sexually assaulting her in a Bergdorf Goodman department store dressing room nearly three decades ago.

Now, a second Manhattan jury has found Trump guilty of defaming Carroll with his angry public tirades calling her a "whack job."  Trump insists that the two never met and that, in any case, she's not his "type."  Confusingly, during a 2019 New York Times podcast, Carroll, herself, insisted, "I have not – I have not been raped."  She says that she successfully fought him off.

The battle continues as Trump plans to appeal the mega-million legal verdicts.  Meanwhile, much of the public is left wondering when it became impermissible to proclaim one's innocence.  Trump and his enemies plunge the country into ever more strange and unsettling territory.