Trump Lawyers Push E. Jean Carroll Sex Case Back Into Headlines Too

  • Lawyers for Donald Trump on Thursday asked a federal judge to order a retrial on the question of monetary damages for a lawsuit accusing the former president of sexually assaulting writer E. Jean Carroll, or to sharply reduce the $5 million award a civil trial jury ordered for her last month.
  • Trump’s request leans heavily on the fact the jury did not find, as Carroll had alleged in her lawsuit, that Trump raped her in a New York department store in the mid-1990s. It instead found he was liable for sexually abusing her.
  • Trump’s lawyers argued the $2 million in damages awarded to Carroll are “grossly excessive under applicable case law.”
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