Jury Has Reached A Verdict In E. Jean Carroll Assault Trial After Only A Few Hours Of Deliberation

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To be frank, former President Donald Trump is currently facing more scandal and legal peril than most could expect to face in multiple lifetimes, and it’s certainly showing no signs of stopping.

In addition to the historical criminal indictment that recently came out of the infamous Manhattan hush money investigation, Trump is also facing down a likely second round of criminal charges coming out of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ election investigation in the state of Georgia, the massive $250 million civil tax fraud investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James, and the Justice Department’s ongoing investigations, spearheaded by Garland-appointed Special Counsel Jack Smith into the Mar-a-Lago stolen document scandal as well as the deadly January 6th Capitol attack and Trump’s overall efforts to overthrow a United States presidential election, which is certainly gaining more and more steam with each passing moment at this point.

But even with all of those hovering over his head these days, Donald Trump’s legal woes get worse still.

Trump has spent the last several days heavily embroiled in the massive civil rape and defamation lawsuit lodged against him in New York by world-renowned author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll — who has publicly accused the now-former president of brutally raping her in the dressing room of a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. At one point, the former president even made a grand declaration when speaking to reporters who had assembled at his golf course in Ireland, where he raged about having to leave Ireland and Scotland earlier than he intended to travel back to New York where he claimed he planned to “confront” his rape accuser, E. Jean Carroll, who he openly referred to as a “disgrace,” as well as “extremely hostile” Judge Lewis Kaplan… Something he didn’t actually follow through with in the end.

But now, it seems that the monumental case has finally come to a rapid close, as multiple news outlets confirm that, following only a few short hours of deliberation, the jury on the trial has come to a final verdict. According to reporting, that verdict will be announced in a New York federal courtroom this afternoon.

The Associated Press reports on the matter:

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan read instructions on the law to the nine-person jury before the panel began discussing Carroll’s allegations of battery and defamation shortly before noon.

If they believe Carroll, jurors can award compensatory and punitive damages. Trump, who did not attend the trial, has insisted he never sexually assaulted Carroll or even knew her.

Kaplan told jurors that the first question on the verdict form will be to decide whether they think there is more than a 50% chance that Trump raped Carroll inside a store dressing room. If they answer yes, they will then decide whether compensatory and punitive damages should be awarded.

If they answer no on the rape question, they can then decide if Trump subjected her to lesser forms of assault involving sexual contact without her consent or forcible touching to degrade her or gratify his sexual desire. If they answer yes on either of those questions, they will decide if damages are appropriate.”

The scandal-ridden former president has unsurprisingly already taken to his Truth Social platform and fumed that he is awaiting the jury’s final decision “on a False Accusation,” and openly complained that he was “not allowed to speak or defend myself, even as hard nosed reporters scream questions about this case at me.”

Trump vowed not to speak until after the trial was complete, but further swore that he would ” appeal the Unconstitutional silencing of me … no matter the outcome!”

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