Jury selection to begin in Trump E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit

Jury selection will begin Tuesday in the penalty phase of a defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump

Jurors in Manhattan will be asked to decide how much money Trump, the Republican front-runner in the 2024 presidential race, will have to pay former Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll for defaming her after she accused him of rape. 

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump participates in a virtual rally at Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024. (AP Photo)

Tuesday’s trial takes place just steps from where New York Attorney General Letitia James argued Trump committed massive civil fraud. 

Carroll claimed Trump raped her in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman in 1995. Trump vehemently denied the accusations, claiming he had “never met this person in my life” and that she was “not my type,” and
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