Trump files to appeal abuse, defamation conviction
Former US President Donald Trump has filed a notice of appeal after a federal jury in Manhattan found him liable for sexually abusing and defaming writer E Jean Carroll, and awarded her $US5 million ($A7.5 million) in damages.
Carroll, 79, sued Trump, 76, in 2022 with her allegation that he raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s, and then defamed her by denying it happened.
Following a two-week trial, on Tuesday the jury found Trump liable in the civil case for abuse and defamation but not rape, after just under three hours of deliberations.
Trump's lawyer Joseph Tacopina had previously said he would appeal the verdict.
His notice of appeal to the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals was filed on Thursday, hours after US District Judge Lewis Kaplan issued a ruling awarding Carroll the judgement and closing the case.
In a televised town hall on Wednesday, Trump made several disparaging comments about Carroll that elicited applause and laughter from the audience of New Hampshire Republicans and independent voters who plan to vote in the state's Republican primary.