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Jury Begins Deliberations in Rape and Defamation Civil Trial Against Donald Trump

HeadlineMay 09, 2023

Here in New York, jurors have begun deliberations in Donald Trump’s rape and defamation civil trial brought by writer E. Jean Carroll. During closing arguments Monday, Carroll’s attorney described Trump as a habitual liar and sexual abuser who ruined Carroll’s reputation after she accused him of raping her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s. Eleven witnesses testified for the plaintiff, including two other women who said Trump also sexually assaulted them. Trump had promised to disprove Carroll’s allegations but declined to attend the trial.

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