A New York jury on Friday ordered former President Donald Trump to pay $83.3 million to writer E. Jean Carroll for defaming her, after she accused him of sexual assault decades earlier. Carroll’s lawyers had asked the nine-person jury for heavy damages against Trump, pointing to his continuing attacks from both the White House as president and after leaving office. William Brangham reports. Read the Full Transcript Notice: Transcripts are machine and human generated and lightly edited for accuracy. They may contain errors. Amna Nawaz: The U.N.’s top court today delivered major warnings to Israel about how it should conduct the war in Gaza. Geoff Bennett: We will delve more into that in a moment, but first, some late-breaking news tonight. A New York jury has ordered former President Donald Trump to pay a total of $83.3 million to writer E. Jean Carroll for defaming her after she accused him of sexual assault decades earlier. Amna Nawaz: Carroll’s lawyers had asked the anonymous nine-person jury for heavy damages against the former president, pointing to Mr. Trump’s continuing attacks both from the White House as president and after leaving office. Geoff Bennett: William Brangham is here to help us make sense of the jury’s decision. So, William, let’s break down what the specific damages are, because the total amount is more than eight times what Ms. Carroll asked for in her initial lawsuit. William Brangham: That’s right. It was a pretty stunning number that came out today, $83.3 million total. And let’s break those down, what they actually are; $7.3 million was offered for emotional harm, $11 million in reputational damage, and $65 million in punitive damages. That’s what the jury was able to decide on their own. And let’s talk a little bit about each of those individually. The […]

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