Former US President, Donald Trump sexually abused Carroll – New York jury

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A federal jury in New York, USA, has found former President Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing Jean Carroll, an advice columnist.

Carroll had alleged that Trump raped her at in Manhattan in 1996.

The jury, which reached a decision on Tuesday in a civil trial, said Trump was not guilty of rape, but was liable for sexual abuse and defamation.

The jury, comprising six men and three women, awarded Carroll a sum of at least $2 million.

Trump did not testify during the trial, but he was deposed on camera in October.

However, Joe Tacopina, Trump’s lawyer, told the jury in closing arguments Monday that Carroll’s story is too far-fetched to be believed.

He claimed that she made it up to fuel sales of her 2019 memoir, and that she wanted to disparage Trump for political reasons.

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