Jury rejects E. Jean Carroll’s rape claim against Donald Trump, but awards her $2M

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A jury has rejected a writer's claim that Donald Trump raped her, but found him liable for battery in the 1996 attack.

The jury awarded E. Jean Carroll at least $2 million.

Word of the verdict emerged just a few hours after the jury began deliberating in the case, which alleges Trump raped Carroll in a luxury Manhattan department store in 1996.

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan read instructions on the law to the nine-person jury before the panel began discussing Carroll's allegations of battery and defamation shortly before noon.