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Trump’s been found liable for sexually abusing & defaming E. Jean Carroll.

The jury came back and found Trump liable for sexually abusing and defaming E. Jean Carroll. She was awarded five million for both. It seems like the jury had the option to find Trump liable for rape, but didn’t? It’s a little bit unclear. I don’t think anyone had said yet why the jury found he was liable for sexual abuse, but not rape.

A federal jury has found former President Donald Trump liable for battery and defamation in the lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll, who says he raped her in a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s.

The nine jurors, who deliberated for barely three hours before reaching their unanimous conclusion, did not find that Trump raped Carroll. But they agreed that he "sexually abused" her and that he defamed her when he refuted her story.

Carroll was awarded $5 million in total damages for both claims.

In an email to NPR, a lawyer representing Trump said the former president would appeal the decision.
NPR: A jury finds Trump liable for battery and defamation in E. Jean Carroll trial