Why Trump Sexual Abuse Verdict May Be Hard To Replicate

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Writer E. Jean Carroll recently prevailed in her civil suit against former President Donald Trump for battery and defamation after a two-week trial.

On May 9, the jury took only three hours to return a unanimous verdict in Carroll's favor, finding that Trump sexually abused Carroll in the mid-1990s at a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room, and then defamed her in 2022 when he denied her allegations after she went public with them in her 2019 book.

The jury awarded Carroll $5 million in damages, mostly in compensatory rather than punitive damages.

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Publication Date

5-18-2023

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Law360

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