Jury orders columnist Jean Carroll to pay $5 million after jury finds Donald Trump liable for sexual assault, defamation

E. Jean Carroll leaves Manhattan Federal Court after the verdict in the civil rape allegation case against former US President Donald Trump on May 9, 2023 in New York City. , Photo Credit: Reuters

A New York jury ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump was liable for sexually assaulting a former US magazine columnist in the mid-1990s, several US media reported.

The New York Times, CNN and others reported that nine jurors decided after a civil trial that the former president did not rape E. Jean Carroll, but found him liable for defamation.

The report said Trump was ordered to pay damages to Carroll totaling $5 million.