A jury in Georgia has awarded $1 billion to a young black woman who was raped by an armed security guard when she was 14.
Jurors in Clayton County, Ga. on Tuesday awarded $1 billion to Hope Cheston, now 20, in damages in a civil lawsuit against the company that employed the man who raped her outside of an apartment complex.
Cheston's attorney, L. Chris Stewart, called it a "record" amount. "Juries are saying no to sexual assault and holding companies accountable!" he wrote on Twitter.