President Donald Trump has been found liable in 2 of 3 allegations brought to him by E. Jean Carroll and has been ordered to pay $5 million. The jury says that Trump is liable for sexual abuse and defamation. However, the jury did not find Trump in any way liable for rape. They said there was not enough evidence for that more serious allegation. Carroll alleges that Trump assaulted her in the dressing room on the sixth floor of the swanky Bergdorf Goodman clothing store in the mid-1990s.
This case has always been civil, never criminal. This means that Trump was never facing any jail time in any way, form, or fashion. Trump has always denied the allegations against him. He responded on Truth Social today with the following statement: “I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHO THIS WOMAN IS. THIS VERDICT IS A DISGRACE – A CONTINUATION OF THE GREATEST WITCH HUNT OF ALL TIME!” A Truth Social response is actually what caused the defamation part of the lawsuit to go through. The jury said that he accused E. Jean Carroll of essentially lying about her accusations and that his statement was not truth itself.
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