Moments ago, former President Donald J. Trump was found liable of battery in the civil suit brought by E. Jean Carroll. However, he was not found liable of rape, a charge Carroll had levied against Trump in her lawsuit. Trump responded to the verdict, going to Truth Social to express his dissatisfaction, as well as claiming he still doesn’t know who Carroll is.
“I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHO THIS WOMAN IS. THIS VERDICT IS A DISGRACE – A CONTINUATION OF THE GREATEST WITCH HUNT OF ALL TIME!” Trump wrote.
In this case, being found liable for battery means that Trump will likely be required to pay damages to Carroll as a result of his actions. AP News reported the jury awarded Carroll $5 million. It was initially reported the award would be at least $2 million.
The case dates back to 2019, when Carroll accused Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s. In response, Trump has continued to deny the allegations, calling Carroll a liar and claiming that he had never met her.