11 May 2023 - Jury finds Donald Trump sexually abused columnist E Jean Carroll
The Vindication of E. Jean Carroll
Eric Lach (The New Yorker, 09/11/2023)
Famously, Donald Trump once fantasized about committing murder on the street outside his apartment. “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters,” he said, during a 2016 campaign stop in Sioux Center, Iowa. In the recent civil trial that the writer E. Jean Carroll brought against Trump in New York, she didn’t accuse the former President of shooting her outside Trump Tower. She said that he had raped her, just up the block, in the nineteen-nineties. A jury in Manhattan, after listening to the evidence presented to them during the past two weeks, awarded her five million dollars in damages in a civil battery and defamation case. (They stopped short of branding Trump a rapist, settling for a definition of “battery” that includes “sexual abuse.”)
Why Donald Trump’s defeat in court matters
(The Economist, 10/05/2023)
“Does anybody believe that I would take a then almost 60-year-old woman that I didn’t know [into a department-store dressing room] and…her,” Donald Trump asked his followers on Truth Social, a social-media platform, on April 26th. On May 9th a New York jury said that, actually, yes they mostly did.
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Lisa Bloom (The Independent, 10/05/2023)
Because five courageous women stood together, E Jean Carroll won her sexual abuse and defamation case against Donald Trump.
The chilling reality of Trump
CNN Opinion (CNN, 11/05/2023)
CNN Opinion asked expert contributors to weigh in with their reactions to former President Donald Trump’s CNN town hall on Wednesday night. The views expressed in this commentary are their own.