After less than three hours of deliberation, a jury in Manhattan has found Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing and defaming magazine writer E. Jean Carroll. The jury awarded Carroll $5 million in damages.
Carroll didn’t ask for a specific amount in damages. The jury came to the $5 million figure on its own.
Breaking News: A jury found Donald Trump liable for the sexual abuse and defamation of E. Jean Carroll in a civil trial, but rejected her rape accusation. https://t.co/Q1VCnhso4s
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 9, 2023
From the New York Times:
The federal jury of six men and three women found that Mr. Trump, 76, defamed Ms. Carroll when he posted a statement on his Truth Social website in October, calling her case “a complete con job” and “a Hoax and a lie.”
The jury, in returning its verdict shortly after 3 p.m. said Ms. Carroll had not proved, by a preponderance of the evidence, that Mr. Trump had raped her, as she had long claimed.
Ms. Carroll sued the former president last year, accusing him of shoving her against a wall and raping her in a dressing room the luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan, in the mid 1990s.
Read more at the NY Times.
The jury in E. Jean Carroll’s civil lawsuit against Donald Trump has found:
• Trump is NOT liable for rape against E. Jean Carroll
• Trump IS liable for “sexual abuse”
• Trump IS liable for defamation
In total, Trump is ordered to pay Carroll about $5 million pic.twitter.com/e31q45xgUS
— The Recount (@therecount) May 9, 2023
yikes! Fox News plays the clip of Trump mistaking E Jean Carroll for his ex-wife during his deposition and even they can't spin it pic.twitter.com/IxzajNrcKi
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 9, 2023