The jury was out for only a few hours….
Trump never showed for the trial….
Trump is on the hook for $5 Million in damages…
Donald Trump Found Liable in Civil Rape Trial
“A Manhattan jury on Tuesday has found Donald Trump liable for the sexual abuse of the magazine writer E. Jean Carroll in a widely watched civil trial,” the New York Times reports.
“After only three hours of deliberation, the jury determined that Carroll had proven Trump sexually abused her, but they rejected the accusation that she had been raped.”
The jury awarded Carroll a total of $5 million in damages.
Washington Post: “Carroll smiled as the verdict from the nine-person civil jury was announced Tuesday afternoon in a Manhattan court.”
Trump’s Abhorrent Character Made E. Jean Carroll’s Case
Harry Litman: “The damning verdict will of course be ignored by the fraction of the electorate that is willing to overlook or ignore every one of Trump’s transgressions no matter how grave.”
“But for the rest of us, the verdict stands for far more than his misconduct on one afternoon in 1996. It’s a judgment of a character that is by leaps and bounds more loathsome than that of any other figure to occupy the presidency.”
Why the E. Jean Carroll Verdict Will Matter to Voters
Ryan Goodman and Norm Eisen: “The unanimous jury verdict that has turned Donald Trump from an alleged sexual assaulter into a proven one may create political shockwaves if recent history is any guide.”
“As numerous empirical studies have shown, the American public has come to view sexual assault as a form of abusing power that can disqualify a perpetrator from holding public office. Trump may suffer significant political damage from this new majoritarian understanding.”
Former President Trump claims he was wrongfully silenced during the trial involving author E. Jean Carroll, whose lawsuit against Trump concluded Tuesday with a jury finding he sexually assaulted and defamed her, saying that he will appeal the case over its “unconstitutional silencing.”….
My Name Is Jack says
And Republicans couldn’t care less!
Maybe they will advocate abolishing the jury trial system.
But but but!
They still have them…
Be interesting to see Religious Conservatives on this, eh?