The Trump jury in the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial returned a verdict on Friday: $7.1 million… $11 million… plus punitive $65 million!
Andy (clerk): 7.1 million… 11 million… punitives: $65 million— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) January 26, 2024
Judge Kaplan warned the court: No outbursts, maintain decorum.
Judge Kaplan: I'm advised the jury has reached a verdict. We will have no outbursts in these proceedings, we will maintain decorum. Bring in the jury.— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) January 26, 2024
On Friday afternoon the 9-person jury began deliberations in E. Jean Carroll’s defamation case where she sought $10 million in damages based on Trump’s 2019 statements about her while he was president.
Below is the jury verdict sheet courtesy of Inner City Press reporter Matthew Russell.
President Trump on Thursday testified in the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial in a Manhattan court.
Trump took the witness stand on Thursday for about three minutes. The defense rested after Trump’s testimony.
Jurors returned Friday morning to hear closing arguments.
Trump stormed out of court in E. Jean Carroll’s case in New York City court after the corrupt Clinton Judge threatened Alina Habba with jail time!
JUST IN: Donald Trump just got up and walked out of the courtroom as E. Jean Carroll’s attorney started making her closing argument.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 26, 2024
The rogue judge also threatened to throw Trump lawyer Alina Habba in jail.
The walkout happened as Carroll's lawyer Roberta Kaplan was trying to… pic.twitter.com/zPEUSEPw0O
In 2019, E. Jean Carroll alleged Donald Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s.
Trump has denied the allegations and called E. Jean Carroll a “whack job” who’s “not my type.”
The jury last year awarded E. Jean Carroll $5 million in damages.
The jury decided that E. Jean Carroll did not prove Trump raped her.
However, the jury said E. Jean Carroll proved Trump sexually abused her when he ‘inserted fingers into her vagina.’
E. Jean Carroll sought $10 million in damages in a separate defamation trial based on Trump’s statements while he was president in 2019.
Trump’s efforts to assert immunity over his 2019 statements about E. Jean Carroll were rejected.