The jury found Donald J. Trump had acted maliciously in persistently attacking E. Jean Carroll. He was found liable last year of sexually abusing her. Jan. 26, 2024Updated 10:17 p.m. ET E. Jean Carroll, arriving at the courthouse on Friday, had testified that Donald J. Trump’s repeated taunts and lashing out had mobilized many of his supporters, leading to an onslaught of attacks. Pinned Benjamin Weiser , Jonah E. Bromwich , Maria Cramer and Kate Christobek The jury orders Trump to pay Carroll $83.3 million after years of insults. E. Jean Carroll’s lawyers, Shawn Crowley and Roberta Kaplan, argued that a substantial award was the only way to silence former President Donald J. Trump. Former President Donald J. Trump was ordered by a Manhattan jury on Friday to pay $83.3 million to the writer E. Jean Carroll for defaming her in 2019 after she accused him of a decades-old rape, attacks he continued in social media posts, at news conferences and even in the midst of the trial itself. Ms. Carroll’s lawyers had argued that a large award was necessary to stop Mr. Trump from continuing to attack her. After less than three hours of deliberation, the jury responded by awarding Ms. Carroll $65 million in punitive damages, finding that Mr. Trump had acted with malice. On one recent day, he made more than 40 derisive posts about Ms. Carroll on his Truth Social website. On Friday, Mr. Trump had already left the courtroom for the day when the judge, Lewis A. Kaplan, called in the nine-member jury shortly after 4:30 p.m., warning the lawyers, “We will have no outbursts.” The verdict was delivered nine minutes later to utter silence in the courtroom. In addition to the $65 million, jurors awarded Ms. Carroll $18.3 million in compensatory damages for […]

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