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Manhattan Jury Hands Out Verdict in Trump, Jean Carroll Rape Case

A Manhattan jury has delivered a verdict in the E. Jean Carroll rape and defamation case brought against President Trump, in which she accused Trump of raping her in the mid-nineties.

Blaze News had more.

The jurors, six men and three women, completed deliberations in about three hours. They awarded 79-year-old Carroll $5 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the civil case.

President Trump quickly took to Truth Social in response to the verdict, claiming the attack is another play in the witch hunt against him.

Fox News shared more on the story, noting that Trump and his legal team expect Carroll’s allegations were fueled by her desire to sell her book.

Trump and his legal team insist that Carroll’s allegations are fabricated, with the former president’s initial reaction including an accusation that Carroll was motivated by wanting to sell copies of her book.

That denial resulted in Carroll slapping Trump with a defamation claim, claiming that his response caused harm to her reputation.

The critics and supporters took to Twitter when the news broke – some claiming victory and labeling Trump as a convicted sex offender.

But the truth is that jurors didn’t find him guilty of rape.

CNBC reported,

Jurors notably did not find Trump liable for rape, as the 79-year-old Carroll had alleged in a lawsuit filed last year.

But their verdict that he sexually abused and forcibly touched her without her consent substantiated her civil claim of battery. Trial in the case had begun on April 25.

Carroll, 79, claimed in her lawsuit that Trump raped her in a dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman store in the mid-1990s.

Trump cannot be prosecuted for the alleged rape because the statute of limitations for such a crime has long since passed.

The incident in question took place in the mid-90s, which does make one wonder why you would wait twenty years or more to report such a hideous crime.

CNBC offered an explanation:

Carroll sued him with a civil claim of battery under a New York state law enacted in late 2022 that opened a one-year window for lawsuits alleging sexual assaults which otherwise would be barred by the statute of limitations.

How convenient!

The timing couldn’t possibly be coincidental, could it?

As anti-Trumpers flooded Twitter with celebratory posts, others sided with Trump and posted that this was all a witch hunt and money grab.

You can read the full verdict below.


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