Donald Trump sexually assaulte

Donald Trump accused of sexual assault. Image via Instagram @realdonaldtrump

Donald Trump sexually assaulted author, E Jean Carroll according to Jury

Former US President Donald Trump was found guilty of sexually abusing a woman in the 1990s by a civil jury in Manhattan.

Donald Trump sexually assaulte

Donald Trump accused of sexual assault. Image via Instagram @realdonaldtrump

In a legal blow for the former US president, as he runs for re-election in 2024, jurors concluded on Tuesday that Donald Trump sexually assaulted magazine writer E Jean Carroll in the 1990s and later called her a liar.

About $5 million in compensatory and punitive damages were awarded by a jury of nine in Manhattan federal court. Just around three hours were spent on jury deliberations.

Donald Trump’s denial that he assaulted Carroll was rejected, and the decision favoured Carroll.

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The six men and three women on the jury have to agree in order to find him guilty.

During the civil trial, Carroll (79) testified that Donald Trump (76) had sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in Manhattan in either 1995 or 1996.

After that, Donald Trump (76) damaged Carroll’s reputation by writing in an article on his Truth Social platform in October 2022 that Carroll’s claims were “a complete con job,” “a hoax,” and “a lie.”

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Donald Trump, who served as president from 2017 to 2021, is the front-runner in surveys for the Republican presidential nomination and has demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to withstand scandals that would likely bring down other presidents.

The civil verdict is unlikely to have any effect on Trump’s core fans, who regard his legal troubles as part of an organised campaign by opponents to bring him down, given the polarised political environment in the US today.

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Donald Trump will not face any criminal charges

A decision had to be made if Donald Trump assaulted her physically or if he sexually assaulted her, and the jury was responsible for making that determination.

Each individual was questioned about whether Donald Trump harassed Carroll. Trump won’t face any criminal repercussions because this case was a civil one.

Carroll requested an undetermined amount of money in damages. In an effort to increase their chances that the jury would conclude that Carroll had not made a strong enough case, Trump’s legal team decided not to offer a defence.

Trump said that Carroll, a former Elle magazine journalist and registered Democrat, made up the charges to damage his political standing and boost sales of her 2019 biography.

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Two women testified in the trial that Trump had sexually abused them in the past too.

Natasha Stoynoff, a former writer for People magazine, testified to jurors that Trump approached her at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida in 2005 and forcedly kissed her for “a few minutes” until a butler intervened.

Jessica Leeds, a different woman, claimed that on a flight in 1979, Trump kissed her, made unwanted advances, and reached his hand up her skirt.

In a 2005 Access Hollywood tape, Trump claims that women let him “grab ’em by the pussy.” Jurors also heard snippets from this video.

Asserting that the accusations are politically motivated, Donald Trump has entered a not-guilty plea.