Trump asks court for new trial in E Jean Carroll's civil case: report
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday asked for a new trial in the civil case brought against him by writer E. Jean Carroll after a jury found him liable for sexually abusing and defaming her, Reuters reported.
Trump’s lawyers said the jury’s $2 million judgment for the sexual abuse portion of the verdict was “excessive” because the jury had found that Carroll was not raped and she didn't suffer any resulting diagnosed mental injury.
As for the $2.7 million award for the defamation claim, Trump's lawyers argued it was “based upon pure speculation.”
Carroll accused Trump of raping her in a dressing room at New York's Bergdorf Goodman department store in the mid-1990s, and defaming her by calling her allegations a hoax.
The jury found him liable for sexual abuse but not rape.