Decide Lewis A. Kaplan on Monday morning walked jurors via a verdict type, explaining what battery meant within the context of a civil lawsuit and that there have been gradations of that wrongful act.

He provided three forms of battery for which Mr. Trump is likely to be liable beneath New York regulation: rape, sexual abuse and forcible touching.

To search out that Mr. Trump raped Ms. Carroll, the jurors wanted to imagine that it was extra seemingly than not that Mr. Trump engaged in sexual activity by bodily pressure. The…

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