Jury orders Trump to pay $83.3 million in damages to E. Jean Carroll

Former President Donald Trump was ordered to pay $83.3 million to advice columnist E. Jean Carroll in a defamation lawsuit on Friday stemming from his denial of her claim that he raped her in the mid-1990s.

A jury found Trump should pay $65 million in punitive damages to former Elle magazine columnist, as well as $18.3 million in compensatory damages.

Donald Trump and E. Jean Carroll. | AP

Carroll accused Trump of raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York in the mid-1990s. He denied the accusations and called them a “hoax” and Carroll a “liar.”

Trump was already found liable for sexually assaulting Carroll during a separate defamation trial last May, in which jurors determined that while there was not a preponderance of evidence to prove that Trump raped Carroll, there was enough evidence to prove that he sexually abused
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