A jury has rejected E Jean Carroll’s claim that Donald Trump raped her but has found him liable for sexual abuse, awarding her $US5 million.
Jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse: awards $5million
A jury has found Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing advice columnist E Jean Carroll in 1996, awarding her $US5 million ($A7.4 million).
The verdict was announced in a federal courtroom in New York City on the first day of jury deliberations.
Jurors rejected Carroll’s claims that she was raped but found Trump liable for sexually abusing her.
Hours earlier, US District Judge Lewis A Kaplan read instructions on the law to the nine-person jury before the panel began discussing Carroll’s allegations of battery and defamation shortly before noon.