Trump ordered to pay E. Jean Carroll $83 million

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A federal jury ordered former President Trump to pay $83.3 million for defaming E. Jean Carroll when Trump in 2019 denied the longtime advice columnist’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her decades earlier.

It marks the second time Carroll has won damages from Trump at trial, with the new total adding to a $5 million verdict last year finding Trump liable for sexually abusing Carroll and defaming her over a separate comment.

After closing arguments, the jury began deliberations Friday afternoon and reached a unanimous verdict after three hours.

The nine New Yorkers — two women and seven men — ordered Trump to pay the former Elle columnist $11 million for a reputational repair program, $7.3 million in other compensatory damages and $65 million in punitive damages.

Trump left the courthouse minutes before the verdict and was not inside the room when the jury returned.


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