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Judge denies Trump’s request for new trial in E. Jean Carroll case


(NEW YORK) — A federal judge in New York on Wednesday denied former President Donald Trump’s request for a new trial in the defamation and battery case brought by E. Jean Carroll that resulted in a $5 million damage award.

Trump had sought a new trial after a New York jury in May found him liable for sexually assaulting the former Elle magazine columnist in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s, then defaming her in a 2022 Truth Social post by calling her allegations “a Hoax and a lie.”

Judge Lewis Kaplan denied the request, saying, “The jury in this case did not reach ‘a seriously erroneous result."”

“Its verdict is not ‘a miscarriage of justice,"” the judge said.

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