E. Jean Carroll elated at Trump verdict. E. Jean Carroll, a former advice columnist for Elle magazine, expressed her elation on Wednesday after a Manhattan federal court jury found former US President Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing and defaming her, awarding her $5 million in damages in her civil lawsuit against him as reported by News 24.
While the jury did not find that Trump raped Carroll, they awarded damages over the incident and over a post last October on Trump’s Truth Social platform in which he called Carroll’s claim a “complete con job,” hoax and lie. Trump, who did not attend the trial, plans to appeal.
Accompanied by her lawyer Roberta Kaplan, Carroll said on Good Morning America that she felt “shaken”.
In contrast, Trump’s lawyer Joe Tacopina challenged her account during two days of cross-examination but felt strong because she knew she was telling the truth. Kaplan called Trump’s chance of success in his appeal “absolute zero,” saying the judge in the case went out of his way to ensure a fair trial.
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