Jean Carroll jury finds Trump responsible for sexual abuse of writer – live

Jury finds Donald Trump responsible for sexual abuse and awards accuser £4 million

The jury in the civil rape trial of E Jean Carroll against Donald Trump found him responsible for his sexual abuse of her, but not for rape. It was also discovered that the former president defamed the magazine’s columnist.

He has been awarded a total of $5 million in one payment after all nine jurors reached a unanimous verdict in less than three hours.

Both sides filed closing arguments in a Manhattan courthouse on Monday, with Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, saying: “In a real sense, Donald Trump is a witness against himself.”

Trump’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, responded that while the former president’s “grab ’em by the cunt” comments in the infamous access to hollywood are “gross” and “disgusting”, he stated, “that doesn’t make Ms. Carroll’s incredible story believable”.

As Judge Lewis Kaplan instructed the jury, the former president falsely claimed that he had not been given an opportunity to defend himself against the allegations.

Carroll has claimed that Trump raped her in a dressing room at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in the 1990s.

In reaction to the verdict, Mr. Trump posted an angry speech in all caps on Truth Social falsely claiming that he did not know Ms. Carroll. She said the world “finally knows the truth.”


E Jean Carroll: ‘The world finally knows the truth’

“We are very happy,” the 79-year-old told reporters outside the courthouse before leaving in a black van Tuesday afternoon.

Bevan Hurley reports from lower manhattan.

Oliver O’Connell9 May 2023 22:41


What does the E Jean Carroll verdict mean for Trump’s chances in 2024?

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I filed this lawsuit against Donald Trump to clear my name and get my life back. today the world finally knows the truth. This victory is not only for me, but for all the women who have suffered because they did not believe him. I would like to express my deep and lasting gratitude to all those who have supported me from the beginning, especially my incredible and intrepid legal team. led by Robbie Kaplan, who has never, ever backed down from the search for truth and justice.

Jean Carroll

Oliver O’Connell9 May 2023 22:20


No one is above the law, not even a former president of the United States. We’re so thrilled that the jury agreed, returning a unanimous verdict in favor of E. Jean Carroll in just two and a half hours. For too long, sexual assault survivors faced a wall of doubt and intimidation. We hope and believe that today’s verdict will be an important step in breaking down that wall. E. Jean Carroll has never wavered in her strength, courage and determination to seek justice. Donald Trump, on the other hand, didn’t even show up in court. This is a victory not only for E. Jean Carroll, but also for democracy itself and for all survivors everywhere.

Roberta Kaplan, E Jean Carroll attorney

Oliver O’Connell9 May 2023 22:16


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Full Verdict Form Made Public

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Georgia GOP chairman says he was following Trump’s orders and should not face charges over the 2020 election

Lawyers for the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party argue that their client should not be prosecuted for trying to overturn the result of the state’s 2020 presidential election because he was simply following the advice of members of former President Donald Trump’s legal team. .

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