A civil jury in New York City has found President Donald Trump not guilty of raping E. Jean Carroll in a department store dressing room nearly three decades ago.
The jury found Trump liable for forcibly touching, sexually abusing and battery of Carroll.
They also found he defamed her.
Trump will be ordered to pay Carroll $5 million in damages.
Verdict in the E. Jean Carroll vs Trump case:
The jury ruled that Donald Trump did not rape E. Jean Carroll, but is liable for sexual abuse. pic.twitter.com/fRaT2sG7SI
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President Trump denied all of the charges and accusations. Further, he maintains he never knew or met Carroll.
“It’s the most ridiculous, disgusting story. It’s just made up,” Trump said during his deposition in the case.
Trump’s legal team has vowed to appeal the verdict.
Carroll’s lawsuit against Trump was funded by Democratic mega donor Reid Hoffman.
Earlier this month, Carroll’s lawyers disclosed to Trump’s team that Carroll “now recalls that at some point, her counsel secured additional funding from a nonprofit organization to offset certain expenses and legal fees.”
Billionaire Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn who has donated millions to Democrats and liberal causes, primarily funded that nonprofit, court documents show.
BREAKING: A Manhattan jury just found Donald Trump liable in a civil lawsuit for E. Jean Carroll's claims of abuse and defamation but REJECTS her claim that he raped her in the 90s.
She's the lady who said "rape is sexy" on CNN.
Her lawsuit was also entirely funded by Democrat… pic.twitter.com/8fTgMaI7Aj
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 9, 2023
UPDATE: President Trump has issued a response to the verdict.
UPDATE II: The Trump campaign has also issued a statement.
“The Democratic Party’s never-ending witch-hunt of President Trump hit a new low today. In jurisdictions wholly controlled by the Democratic Party our nation’s justice system is now compromised by extremist left-wing politics. We have allowed false and totally made-up claims from troubled individuals to interfere with our elections, doing great damage.
Make no mistake, this entire bogus case is a political endeavor targeting President Trump because he is now an overwhelming front-runner to be once again elected President of the United States.
The continued abuse of our great Constitution for political ends is disgusting and cannot be tolerated. Our nation is in serious trouble when claims lacking any evidence or proof or eyewitnesses can invade our courts to score political points.
Sadly, for the enemies of American freedom and democracy, President Trump will never stop fighting for the American people, no matter what the radical Democrats dream up next. This case will be appealed, and we will ultimately win.”
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