What to know about the Trump-E. Jean Carroll civil case

E. Jean Carroll talks to reporters outside a courthouse in New York on March 4, 2020. (Seth Wenig/AP)
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A Manhattan jury found that former president Donald Trump sexually abused and defamed E. Jean Carroll, and awarded the writer $5 million in damages.

Jurors deliberated for a little less than three hours Tuesday, concluding that she was injured by Trump and further harmed by his vehement denials, including calling her a liar.

This was a civil trial, not a criminal one, so unlike the felony case against Trump underway in Manhattan, Trump does not face jail time.

Carroll, an author and former magazine columnist, accused Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s. She made her accusations public during Trump’s presidency. Trump denounced Carroll and denied her allegations. Carroll later filed two civil lawsuits against Trump, accusing him of defamation and sexual assault.

A trial in one of the lawsuits — in which Carroll accused Trump of battery and defamation — began April 25 in New York. The verdict, in Carroll’s favor, was announced Tuesday afternoon.

Here is a brief guide to the cases.