Donald Trump’s sexual assault defamation trial was delayed after a juror reported COVID symptoms yesterday, the eve of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary vote.
The juror in the civil case, at which Trump says he will testify, reported symptoms of fever, as did one of Trump’s lawyers who had a separate exposure, the federal court in New York heard.
Following the announcement of the delay, which will be reviewed today to determine if the case in its final stages can proceed, Trump was whisked away in a metallic black Chevrolet SUV.
Jean Carroll, a successful writer, is seeking more than $10 million in damages for defamation by Trump, whom another New York civil jury found liable for sexual assault against her.
The former US President separately faces four serious criminal cases, including his alleged attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election in which he lost to Biden.
He has shuttled between New York to attend the defamation case and a separate civil fraud trial and New Hampshire campaign stops.