Jury begins deliberations in Trump rape defamation trial

A display shows a former U.S. president Donald Trump’s video deposition in courtroom throughout a civil trial the place former Elle journal recommendation columnist E. Jean Carroll accuses the previous U.S. president in a civil lawsuit of raping her in a division retailer dressing room within the mid-Nineties, and of defamation, in New York, U.S., Could 4, 2023 on this courtroom sketch. 

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A jury started deliberations Tuesday on the civil trial the place former President Donald Trump is accused of raping and defaming author E. Jean Carroll.

Deliberations by the nine-member jury started at 11:50 a.m. ET after Choose Lewis Kaplan gave the panel ultimate directions and a verdict type in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

If jurors unanimously decide that Carroll proved both of her claims, they are going to determine whether or not to award her financial damages.

There are six males and three girls on the jury.

Carroll, 79, alleges in a lawsuit that Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman division retailer within the mid-Nineties. She additionally claims he defamed her final fall when he mentioned she had made up the account. Trump referred to as the allegations “a whole con job,” and mentioned that she was not his “kind.”

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Trump, who leads early polls for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, didn’t testify through the trial.

However parts of his deposition taken final fall by Carroll’s lawyer have been performed for jurors through the trial, and through closing arguments on Monday.

Carroll took the witness stand. So did two girls who testified she had instructed them proper after the alleged incident that Trump had raped her.

Two different girls testified that Trump had kissed and groped them with out their consent in incidents that occurred years aside.

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