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Today's Headlines: Jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse in Carroll’s case; Three feared Dead In Ondo Rival Cult Clash

Donald Trump Sexually Abused Carroll – New York Jury

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A federal jury in New York, USA, has found former President Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing Jean Carroll, an advice columnist.

Carroll had alleged that Trump raped her at in Manhattan in 1996.

The jury, which reached a decision on Tuesday in a civil trial, said Trump was not guilty of rape, but was liable for sexual abuse and defamation.

The jury, comprising six men and three women, awarded Carroll a sum of at least $2 million.

Trump did not testify during the trial, but he was deposed on camera in October.

However, Joe Tacopina, Trump’s lawyer, told the jury in closing arguments Monday that Carroll’s story is too far-fetched to be believed.

He claimed that she made it up to fuel sales of her 2019 memoir, and that she wanted to disparage Trump for political reasons.

Three feared killed in Ondo rival cults clash

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No fewer than three persons were feared killed in a clash that occurred between two rival cult groups in Owo, the headquarters of the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Tuesday evening.

It was gathered that the clash occurred around 9 pm on Tuesday while the cause of the clash was still unknown as of the time of filing this report.The state Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, who confirmed the clash on Wednesday, said his men were on the ground to bring the situation under control.

Court adjourns LP, Obi’s petition against Tinubu to May 17

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The Presidential Election Petition Court has adjourned to next Wednesday, May 17, the petition against the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, by the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

The court took the decision on the request for adjournment by parties to the petition.

Jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse in Carroll’s case

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A federal jury in New York has found former US President Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing and defaming a writer and columnist E. Jean Carroll in a New York department store in the mid-1990s.

But Trump was found not liable for raping Carroll in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman, according to BBC.

The jury also found Trump liable for defamation for calling the writer’s accusations “a hoax and a lie”.

It was established that the ruling would be the first time the ex-President has been found legally responsible for a sexual assault

BBC said the Manhattan jury, then, ordered Trump to pay Carroll $5m in damages.

The jury of six men and three women reached their decision after less than three hours of deliberations on Monday.

“Today, the world finally knows the truth,” Ms Carroll said in a written statement following the verdict. “This victory is not just for me but for every woman who has suffered because she was not believed.”

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