The U.S. court found former President Donald Trump guilty of the attempted rape of writer and journalist Jean Carroll.
As part of the settlement of the lawsuit, the court ordered to pay $2mn to the victim, as well as another $3mn in damages for defamation and damage to her reputation, The New York Times reports.
Trump called the verdict a disgrace and "a continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time."
Carroll accused Donald Trump of raping her in the dressing room of the luxury Bergdorf Goodman department store on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan in the spring of 1996. The lawsuit was filed in November 2022. That month, Trump announced his intention to run for president in 2024.
Journalist Jean Carroll filed a lawsuit against the new law that came into force in New York in November 2022. According to this law, a victim of sexual violence can also file lawsuits for crimes committed long ago.