Trump to Pay $83.3 Million in Defamation Case: Jury Rules Against Ex-President

In a recent civil trial, a New York jury decided that Donald Trump must pay $83.3 million for defaming columnist E. Jean Carroll in 2019.

The penalty includes $18.3 million for compensatory damages and $65 million in punitive damages. Trump, previously found liable in a similar case, plans to appeal, calling it a “witch hunt.”

The compensatory damages aim to address harm to Carroll’s reputation and well-being. Carroll sees the verdict as a victory for women standing up against bullies.

Trump, denying wrongdoing, faces legal challenges, and this ruling adds to the earlier $5 million damages he was ordered to pay Carroll.

The case centers on defamatory comments in 2019, and Trump’s departure from court followed a judge’s threat to jail his lawyer.

Trump faces multiple legal issues, claiming they are politically motivated. As the potential 2024 White House contender, this ruling may impact Trump’s future.

(Source: BBC)

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