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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.

Author:Dexter Cooke
Reviewer:Hajra Shannon
May 11, 2023
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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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The Allegations

In 2019, E Jean Carroll accused Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman, a high-end department store in Manhattan.
Trump denied the allegations and claimed that he had never met Carroll, despite a photo of the two of them together appearing in a magazine.

The Trial

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.

Reaction

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.

Final Words

The verdict in the E Jean Carroll case is a significant moment for the #MeToo movement and for survivors of sexual assault.
It is a reminder that no one, not even a former President of the United States, is above the law, and that women's voices must be heard and believed.
The case also highlights the need for continued work to address sexual assault and to hold those who commit these crimes accountable for their actions.
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Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

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Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
Hajra Shannon

Hajra Shannon

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Hajra Shannona is a highly experienced journalist with over 9 years of expertise in news writing, investigative reporting, and political analysis. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Columbia University and has contributed to reputable publications focusing on global affairs, human rights, and environmental sustainability. Hajra's authoritative voice and trustworthy reporting reflect her commitment to delivering insightful news content. Beyond journalism, she enjoys exploring new cultures through travel and pursuing outdoor photography
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