Watch: View of Manhattan court as Trump defamation trial continues

Lucy Leeson
Monday 22 January 2024 13:39 GMT

Watch a view of a Manhattan court as Donald Trump’s defamation trial was due to continue on Monday (22 January).

Mr Trump was due back in court in New York today for the resumption of his E Jean Carroll defamation trial.

While he was expected to testify, proceedings were called to a halt over concerns about exposure to Covid-19 in both the jury and the defence team.

It came just hours before voting was due to commence in the New Hampshire primary in which Mr Trump is battling Nikki Haley for the Republican presidential nomination.

Roberta Kaplan, a lawyer for Ms Carroll, has meanwhile said that Mr Trump’s notorious Access Hollywood tape from 2005 will not be put before the jury considering how much additional compensation the defendant must pay after being found liable last year for sexually assaulting her client.

The jury will weigh whether Mr Trump owes further damages to the retired magazine columnist after a previous trial ended with her being awarded $5m when it was ruled he had abused her in a department store dressing room in 1996.

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