Trump Found Liable For Sexual Assault In E. Jean Carroll Case
On May 9, 2023, President Donald J. Trump found liable for sexual assault in E. Jean Carroll case for defamation and intentionally inflicted emotional distress upon E. Jean Carroll, a writer and former advice columnist who accused him of sexual assault.
Daisy-Mae SchmittMay 11, 20234 Shares638 Views
On May 9, 2023, President Donald J. Trump found liable for sexual assault in E. Jean Carroll casefor defamation and intentionally inflicted emotional distress upon E. Jean Carroll, a writer and former advice columnist who accused him of sexual assault.
The verdict came after a lengthy trial that centered on Trump's denial of Carroll's allegation and his attacks on her credibility.
The case is one of several legal battles Trump faces related to his conduct with women, and it marks a significant moment in the #MeToo movement's ongoing efforts to hold powerful men accountable for their actions.
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Carroll filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump after he publicly denied the allegations, and the trial began on November 30, 2022. The focus of the trial was not on whether Trump had sexually assaulted Carroll, but rather on whether his statements about her were defamatory.
However, during the trial, Carroll's lawyers presented evidence and witnesses supporting her account of the sexual assault, including a witness who testified that Carroll had told her about the assault the day after it happened.
On May 8th, after four days of deliberation, the jury found that Trump's statements about Carroll were defamatory and that he had, in fact, sexually assaulted her.
Carroll said she was "overwhelmed" by the verdict, and called it a victory for women who have been sexually assaulted. Trump's lawyers said they would appeal the verdict, and Trump himself has not yet commented publicly on the decision.
The verdict is seen as a major victory for the #MeToo movement and for women who have accused powerful men of sexual assault.
It is also the first time that a jury has found Trump guilty of any sexual misconduct allegations, after numerous women accused him of sexual assault and harassment during his presidential campaign and time in office.
The case has once again brought attention to the issue of sexual assault and the difficulty of holding powerful men accountable for their actions.
Many advocates hope that this verdict will inspire other women to come forward with their own stories of abuse, and that it will encourage the justice system to take allegations of sexual assault more seriously.