JUST IN: Donald Trump should pay $83.3 million to E. Jean Carroll for defamatory statements he made against her in 2019, a jury determined on Friday. Trump on trial: The former president — who has been splitting his time between the courtroom and the 2024 campaign trail — was not present as the verdict was read, having departed the Manhattan courthouse at 4 p.m. ET. Trump also walked out of the courtroom earlier today as Carroll’s team was giving its closing arguments. More about the case: Carroll, a former magazine columnist, alleged Trump raped her in a department store in the mid-1990s and then defamed her when he denied her claim. In a separate trial last year , a civil jury found Trump sexually assaulted Carroll and defamed her in 2022 statements. The judge previously ruled that verdict would carry over to this defamation trial. All Catch Up 28 Posts LatestLatestLatestOldestOldest 2 min ago Judge’s advice jurors: “Never disclose that you were on this jury” From CNN’s Lauren del Valle and Dan Berman Judge Lewis Kaplan thanked the jury for their service after the verdict was read. Kaplan told the jurors they can speak publicly about serving on the jury but cannot reveal the identity of any other juror. “My advice to you is that you never disclose that you were on this jury, and I won’t say anything more about it,” he added. 6 min ago Jury awards E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million from Trump for 2019 defamatory statements From CNN’s Lauren del Valle and Kara Scannell Former President Donald Trump should pay $83.3 million to writer E. Jean Carroll for public statements he made in 2019 disparaging Carroll and denying her rape allegations, a Manhattan federal jury determined Friday. 15 min ago Jury reaches decision in E. […]

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