Donald Trump Found Liable In Sexual Abuse Trial

Donald Trump has been found liable for sexual abuse and defamation in in E. Jean Carroll’s lawsuit.

BYCole Blake
Donald Trump Found Liable In Sexual Abuse Trial

Donald Trump has been found liable for the sexual abuse of magazine writer E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s. The verdict in the civil case was reached in court on Tuesday as the former President prepares for the 2024 election. Additionally, the U.S. jury found he defamed Carroll by branding her a liar.

The jury consisted of six men and three women. They reached a verdict after three hours of delineation on the trial, which had lasted eight days. The court awarded Carroll a total of $5 million in damages.

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E. Jean Carroll Arrives In Court

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 8: Magazine Columnist E. Jean Carroll arrives for her civil trial against former President Donald Trump at Manhattan. Federal Court on May 08, 2023 in New York City. Attorneys for E. Jean Carroll and Donald Trump are set to give closing arguments Monday morning in the battery and defamation trial against the former president in Manhattan federal court. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Carroll accuses Trump of sexually assaulting her in the dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York City during the 1990s. When she went public with her account of the incident in 2019, Trump denied the allegation and remarked, "She's not my type." In proving that Carroll is, in fact, Trump's "type," attorneys showed footage of Trump's deposition. During the video, he incorrectly identified Carroll as his ex-wife Marla Maples.

Attorneys for Trump did not call any witnesses nor did he testify in the trial. Instead, they argued that Carroll and the 10 other witnesses her team called were part of a conspiracy to tarnish Trump's reputation out of hatred for him. Trump addressed the case on Truth Social. "Waiting for a jury decision on a False Accusation where I, despite being a current political candidate and leading all others in both parties, am not allowed to speak or defend myself, even as hard nosed reporters scream questions about this case at me," he wrote. "In the meantime, the other side has a book falsely accusing me of Rape, & is working with the press. I will therefore not speak until after the trial, but will appeal the Unconstitutional silencing of me, as a candidate, no matter the outcome!"

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.