Jury Reaches Verdict On E. Jean Carroll’s Accusation Against Trump
Tuesday saw the outcome of the civil trial brought by E. Jean Carroll against former President Donald Trump in Manhattan. Carroll said that in the 1990s, Trump had sexually attacked her in a changing room at a department shop.
The jury found that Trump defamed Carroll and concluded that Trump “more likely than not sexually molested E. Jean Carroll.”
The jury deliberated on whether to find Trump accountable for abusing Carroll and defaming her, and if so, whether Carroll should receive monetary compensation.
“Carroll was able to sue for battery under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, passed last year to allow people who have sexually abused a one-time chance to file civil suits despite any relevant statutes of limitations,” HuffPost reported.
“She also accused Trump of defamation, as the former president has repeatedly responded to her claims with an array of personal insults. Trump has said Carroll was a liar and called her claim a ‘hoax,’ which could not be true because Carroll was not his ‘type.’ He also suggested she was too old at the time of the alleged incident to compel his sexual interest, although they would have been nearly the same age,” the outlet added.
The decision was made as former First Lady Melania Trump indicated in a rare interview this week that she fully supports her husband’s bid for the presidency in 2024.
She expressed excitement about working with former President Trump to “restore hope for the future and lead America with love and strength” during a second term in an interview with Fox News Digital.
If Mrs. Trump is given the chance to be first lady again in 2024, she has vowed to prioritize programs that promote the growth and well-being of kids. According to the publication, she underlined the value of giving kids the tools and opportunities they need to realize their full potential.
“My husband achieved tremendous success in his first administration, and he can lead us toward greatness and prosperity once again,” she told the outlet.
“He has my support, and we look forward to restoring hope for the future and leading America with love and strength,” she said.
Prior to the GOP primary, which will start with debates in August, Mr. Trump presently has a commanding lead over the other declared and possible candidates.
Mrs. Trump expanded the “Be Best” campaign after leaving Washington, D.C. by establishing “Fostering the Future,” which focuses on giving computer science scholarships to kids exiting the foster care system. The objective is to give students the academic foundation they need to land technology-based professions, enabling them to become independent and useful members of society.
“Since leaving Washington D.C., my commitment to the foster community has grown stronger,” she said. Mrs. Trump then highlighted her efforts in obtaining scholarships for children in foster care with the assistance of her team, partners, and the public.
“At the present time, there are more than 400,000 children in the foster care system, and there is less than a 3% chance of former foster children completing their college education. In fact, many end up on the street, homeless,” she said.
“My objective is to reduce the gap and increase access to higher education for those who leave the foster care system,” she added.
Mrs. Trump’s “Fostering the Future” initiative has already granted two university-level scholarships to individuals from the foster care community to study technology.
“I have faith that an education-based foundation will provide these individuals with the skills needed to secure employment and achieve financial stability,” she told the outlet.
She added that if her husband wins again next year, she will “prioritize the well-being and development of children as I have always done.”
“My focus would continue to be creating a safe and nurturing space for children to learn, grow, and thrive,” she said. “If additional problems arise, I will take the time to study them and understand their root causes.”
“My goal would be to ensure that every child has the support and resources they need to reach their full potential,” she noted further.