Politics Jury awards E. Jean Carroll $83 million verdict from Donald Trump defaming her Facebook Email Twitter LinkedIn Copy Link Read in app Michael M. Santiago/Getty, Mark Wilson/Getty, Tyler Le/BI A jury awarded E. Jean Carroll $83 million for defaming her. This is the second jury trial Trump lost for defaming Carroll. Throughout the federal trial, Trump and his lawyers broke courtroom rules. Advertisement A federal jury has agreed Friday that Donald Trump must pay E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million for defaming her. Trump’s motorcade left the courthouse 20 minutes before the verdict was announced. The unanimous jury verdict in Manhattan comes as Trump remains the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination for a likely rematch with President Joe Biden in November. “We’re very happy,” Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, told Business Insider soon after the verdict was read. Advertisement Carroll did not provide a verbal comment to Business Insider about how she felt about the verdict, but pursed her lips in a smile and looked up at the ceiling. After the judge left the bench, Carroll, Kaplan, and a third attorney, Shawn Crowley, held each other in a three-woman hug Soon, all 11 members of her legal team were in tears, hugging and smiling. Trump’s legal team left quickly and showed no emotion. Advertisement His attorney, Alina Habba, later spoke outside the courthouse, promising to appeal the verdict “immediately.” In May of last year, the former president lost a separate civil trial where a jury in the same courtroom found that he sexually abused Carroll, an advice columnist and former journalist for Elle, in the mid-1990s. The jury also agreed that he defamed her by calling her a liar when he denied her allegations. The jury in the 2023 case awarded Carroll $5 million in total damages. This […]

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