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Former President Trump convicted of sexual abuse and defamation,
E. Jean Carroll jury unanimously awards her $5 million!

Donald Trump, E. Jean Carroll. Credit: Sophie Park for The New York Times, Anna Watts for The New York Times

Jury says Trump must pay E. Jean Carroll $5 million for sexual abuse and defamation

Excerpt from CNBC:

  • A federal jury in New York on Tuesday found former President Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing and forcibly touching the writer E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s, and of defaming her last fall when he accused her of making up that account.
  • The jury awarded Carroll $5 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
  • Deliberations by the nine-member jury began after Judge Lewis Kaplan gave the panel final instructions and a verdict form in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
  • Carroll, 79, alleged in a lawsuit that Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman department store in the mid-1990s.

The verdict in the civil trial came after less than three hours of deliberation in U.S. District Court in lower Manhattan. The jury did not find Trump liable for rape, as Carroll had alleged

The nine-member panel started discussing potential verdicts in the case at 11:50 a.m. ET after Judge Lewis Kaplan gave the panel final instructions and a 10-question verdict form.


There are six men and three women on the jury.

Posted by Steve on May 9, 2023 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

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