Donald Trump abruptly exited a New York courtroom during closing arguments in a damages trial related to a sexual abuse case last Friday.
Last year, a jury determined Trump’s liability for sexually abusing E Jean Carroll and defaming her.
The ongoing trial specifically addresses the amount of damages the former president will be required to pay for harming Ms. Carroll’s reputation.
Trump left the courtroom as Ms. Carroll’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, urged the jury to hold him accountable for consistently lying about her client and damaging her standing as a reputable journalist.
“We all have to follow the law,” Ms Kaplan said. “Donald Trump, however, acts as if these rules and laws just don’t apply to him.”