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Donald Trump found guilty of sexually abusing E Jean Carroll

Donald Trump sexually abused writer E Jean Carroll in the 1990s and then defamed her by branding her a liar, a United States jury has ruled.

The verdict was read out in a Manhattan federal court on Tuesday afternoon, just hours after jurors began deliberating following a seven-day trial.

Carroll had accused the former president, who is seeking re-election in 2024, of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s. She also alleged that Trump defamed her by dismissing her story – told in a 2019 memoir – as a “con job”.

The nine-member jury awarded about $5m in compensatory and punitive damages.


Source : myjoyonline

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