A jury finds Trump guilty of sexual abuse and defamation

The New York jury’s unanimous verdict on a convicted british politician’s alleged sex-violation of human rights

The jurors in the case were allowed to remain anonymous. The jury was told by the judge to not identify themselves, not now, and not for a long time.

The jury was told by the judge thatponderance of the evidence could be interpreted as being more likely than not true. In a criminal case, when a jury is asked to assess guilt, they must meet a much higher standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Sexual abuse is defined as having contact with a person without their consent. Sexual intercourse without consent is defined as rape because it involves the penetration of the penis in the vaginal opening.

Mr Trump posted a statement on his Truth Social website calling her case a complete con job and “a hoax and a lie,” as the jury found.

After nearly three hours of deliberations, the jury returned a unanimous decision in Federal District Court in Manhattan. Its findings are civil, not criminal, meaning Mr. Trump has not been convicted of any crime and faces no prison time.

The former president was sued last year. He raped her in a dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan in the mid 1990s, she testified at his trial.

A Moment of Truth: Donald Trump‘s #MeToo Trial on Social Media Became Disgraced by a Woman in Her Own Life

Mr. Trump said that the trial on social media was unfair. He was expected to appear at a televised town hall meeting on CNN on Thursday, his first appearance on the network since the 2016 presidential campaign.

But the jury did find he had sexually abused her. Jury members had the option of finding Mr. Trump liable for sexual abuse or for forcible touching, which are less serious charges than rape under state law.

In her memoir, E. Jean will reveal that Donald Trump violated her in a changing room in the mid 1990s. “As the riotous, sickening stories of #MeToo surged across the country, I, like many women, could not help but be reminded of certain men in my own life,” she wrote. The New York Adult Survivors Act created a window for sexual assault survivors to file suits decades after the crime, regardless of the statute of limitations. (The movement is also the reason the bill was signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul, not a disgraced Andrew Cuomo.)

The Adult survivors act was one of the first to be filed. And because of her perseverance, Trump will, for the first time, face legal accountability for his treatment of women. Because of the #MeToo movement, the man who started it all gets some measure of comeuppance.

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