The writer E. Jean Carroll claimed that former President Donald Trump abused her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s. On Tuesday, a federal jury found that Trump had sexually assaulted and defamed Carroll.
How much did E. Jean Carroll sue Trump for?
E. Jean Carroll was given $5 million in damages by a Manhattan jury on Tuesday after it found former president Donald J. Trump responsible for sexually assaulting and defaming her. Over the years, more than a dozen women have accused Mr. Trump of sexual misconduct, but only this claim has been supported by a jury.
The civil jury, made up of six men and three women, determined that Ms. Carroll, 79, a former magazine writer, had correctly proven that Mr. Trump had molested her in a Manhattan dressing room over 30 years prior. The incident occurred in a Bergdorf Goodman department store. However, the jury failed to find that he had sexually assaulted her as she had long alleged.
Trump persisted with his criticisms of Truth Social, centering on Judge Lewis A. Kaplan. “What else can you expect from a Trump-Hating, Clinton Appointed Judge, who went out of his way to make sure that the result was as negative as it could be, speaking to and in control of, a jury from an anti-Trump area which is probably the worst place in the United States for me to get a fair “trial,” he wrote.
What does the E in E. Jean Carroll stand for?
E in E. Jean Carroll stands for Elizabeth Jean Carroll, an American journalist, author, and columnist, was born in 1943.
After the decision, Carroll released a statement saying, “I filed this lawsuit against Donald Trump to clear my name and to get my life back. Today, the world finally knows the truth. This victory is not just for me but for every woman who has suffered because she was not believed.”
Roberta Kaplan, Carroll’s attorney, declared that the verdict was a victory not only for Carroll but also “for democracy itself, and for all survivors everywhere.” She asserted that “no one is above the law, not even a former President of the United States.”
Published by HOLR Magazine.