Tuesday May 9th was a day that women did not expect to be so good. But specifically for three women. The court denied Tory Lanez’s request for a new trial in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. E. Jean Carroll won in court against disgraced ex-president Donald Trump. Carroll was awarded $5 million by the judge. Carroll testified in court that she was sexually assaulted by the former president Trump. She gave details of the alleged attack, which occurred during the mid-1990s. Trump has said that the attack did not happen and denied ever meeting her. He did not take the witness stand in the trial, which now goes to the jury. On Tuesday, May 9th, the jury only took three hours to deliberate. Many people assume that jurors will debate for a long time when deciding whether someone is guilty or awarded damages. By that logic, this “extended lunch” deliberation period would have been bad news for E. Jean Carroll.
Instead, the jury found Trump legally liable for both defaming the columnist and for sexually abusing her.
LITITZ, PA – OCTOBER 26: President Donald Trump dances to the song YMCA after speaking at a rally on October 26, 2020 in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Trump will hold 3 rallies in Pennsylvania today, just 8 days before the elections. This is a key battleground state. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
The jury did not find that she proved the case of rape during the lawsuit. However, it looks like she made a solid case for everything else while suing Trump for battery and defamation. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
However, it looks like she made a solid case for everything else while suing Trump for battery and defamation.
The result? The total damages was about $5 million. Trump, infamous for avoiding paying bills, will have to pay up.
DAVENPORT, IOWA – MARCH 13: Former President Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered for an event at the Adler Theatre on March 13, 2023 in Davenport, Iowa. Trump’s visit comes after those of potential GOP presidential challengers, Florida Governor. Former U.N. Nikki Haley hosted events last week in the state. The lawsuit is about Trump’s 1996 sexual abuse of Carroll. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty images)
Federal agents have raided Donald Trump’s home in Palm Beach, Florida. It probably didn’t help his case when he called Carroll a “whackjob”, during his deposition, in the case. Obviously.
Perhaps his attorneys advised him of this. You can only imagine what might be going through his head. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images).
E. Jean Carroll released a statement following her courtroom vindication.
She expressed: “This victory is not just for me but for every woman who has suffered because she was not believed.”
NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND – MARCH 04: Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before his speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on March 4, 2023 in National Harbor, Maryland. Trump answered questions from reporters on a variety of topics, including the progress of his presidential campaign and his views on the conflict in Ukraine. Conservatives met at the annual four-day conference to discuss the Republican Party’s agenda. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Meanwhile, CNN is giving Trump a town hall special as part of his 2024 presidential campaign. Gross! David Zaslav, the widely vilified owner of Warner Bros Discovery, and therefore CNN, has defended this move. He has.