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Donald Trump ordered to pay $83.3 million in sexual assault defamation case

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The previous US president has mentioned he’ll enchantment the New York court docket ruling.

Donald Trump has been ordered to pay an extra $83.3 million (€76.6 millioin) to a lady he attacked on his social media channels over claims he sexually assaulted her in a Manhattan division retailer.

Friday’s ruling by a New York court docket is a stinging and costly rebuke to the previous US president and means he should pay accuser E. Jean Carroll a complete of $88.3 million (€81.28 million) following an earlier sexual assault and defamation verdict that he misplaced final 12 months. 

Trump has protested vigorously, saying he’ll enchantment. 

Carroll, 80, clutched her attorneys’ fingers and smiled because the seven-man, two-woman nameless jury delivered its verdict. Minutes later, she shared a weepy three-way hug together with her attorneys.

She declined remark as she left the courthouse, however issued an announcement later by way of a publicist, saying, “It is a nice victory for each girl who stands up when she’s been knocked down, and an enormous defeat for each bully who has tried to maintain a lady down.”

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Trump had attended the trial earlier within the day, however stormed out of the courtroom throughout closing arguments by Carroll’s lawyer. He returned for his personal lawyer’s closing argument and for a portion of the deliberations, however left the courthouse a half hour earlier than the decision was learn.

“Completely ridiculous!” he mentioned in an announcement shortly afterward. “Our Authorized System is uncontrolled, and getting used as a Political Weapon.”

His attorneysaid the decision resulted as a result of Trump’s opponents have been suing “in states the place they know they are going to get juries like this.”

Trump nonetheless faces 91 legal fees in 4 indictments accusing him of making an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election, mishandling categorized paperwork and arranging payoffs to a porn star.

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