A federal judge denied Donald Trump's motion for a mistrial in E Jean Carroll's defamation case against him, in which she was awarded $83m for defamation.
Why it matters
The denial of the mistrial motion is significant as it upholds the original verdict and the substantial damages awarded to E Jean Carroll, adding to the ongoing legal and public scrutiny of Donald Trump's conduct.
What the papers say
The Independent reports that the judge rejected the mistrial motion, emphasizing that the trial had been fair and a mistrial would be pointless. AP News provides details of the mistrial request and the judge's swift denial, while Business Insider UK and The Guardian highlight allegations of Trump using misogynistic language towards E Jean Carroll's lawyer, adding a new dimension to the case.
How we got here
E Jean Carroll first went public with her allegations in 2019, claiming that Donald Trump had raped her in the mid-1990s. The case has since gone through multiple trials, with the recent denial of the mistrial motion being the latest development.
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Donald John Trump is an American politician, media personality, and businessman who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021.
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