Jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse, awards accuser $5M

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In this image taken from video, former President Donald Trump answers questions during his Oct. 19, 2022 deposition for his trial against writer E. Jean Carroll.

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E. Jean Carroll walks out of Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in New York.

NEW YORK — A jury found Donald Trump liable Tuesday for sexually abusing advice columnist E. Jean Carroll in 1996, awarding her $5 million in a judgment that could haunt the former president as he campaigns to regain the White House.