A New York City federal jury found Trump guilty of sexual assault and libel but acquitted him of rape.
Trump told Fox News Digital exclusively that he plans to challenge the judge’s ruling in the legal case he filed against E. Jean Carroll. He stated he had “absolutely no idea” who she is and that the discovery is a “disgrace” and “a continuation of the greatest political witch hunt in history.”
On Tuesday, a federal jury in New York City ruled that Trump was guilty for sexual assault and defamation, but not rape. The court has ordered the ex-president to pay $5 million in restitution.
After the verdict was announced, Trump remarked in an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, “I have no idea who this woman is.”
On Fox News Digital, he remarked, “This verdict is a disgrace.” The next phase of the greatest political witch hunt in history has begun.
Fox News Digital said that Trump told them he “will appeal.”
Trump added, “We’ll file an appeal. “The judge Clinton appointed was incredibly unjust to us.” To paraphrase, “[Carroll] is also a Clinton person,” she claimed.
And he said, “I have no idea who this woman is.”
Carroll, now 79 years old, claims that Trump sexually assaulted her in 1996 at the Bergdorf Goodman shop in Manhattan, which is just outside Trump Tower. According to Carroll, Trump and he met by happenstance in a store as he was hunting for a present for “a girl.” She claims that he first asked for her assistance and accompanied her shopping before forcing her into a dressing room and attacking her there. Trump’s legal staff and he himself have both denied Carroll’s allegations as false. The ex-president’s initial response was to suggest that Carroll’s claims were an attempt to drum up interest in her book.
Carroll claimed that Trump’s answer harmed her reputation and sued him for defamation because he didn’t believe her.
In his lawsuit, Carroll demanded that Trump publicly apologize and pay damages for his remarks.
Trump’s presidential campaign issued a statement calling the Democrats’ “witch hunt” a “abuse of our great Constitution,” calling it a “new low.”
“In areas where the Democratic Party is in power, the legal system is suffering as a result of extremist left-wing ideology. The statement read, “We allowed troubled individuals to make false and completely fabricated claims about our elections, which caused significant harm.”
To paraphrase, “Make no mistake about it, this whole fake case is a political move against President Trump because he is now the clear favorite to be elected President of the United States again.”
Trump’s attorney Joe Tacopina argued that Carroll’s claim is completely implausible in his closing arguments on Monday. He said she made it up to drum up interest in her 2019 book release and to harm Trump politically.
When asked about E. Jean Carroll’s statement, Tacopina stated, “The facts in this case make it clear that her story is not even close to being true.”There is no truth to her tale since it is simply that. No one at Bergdorf Goodman sexually assaulted her. She didn’t face any smear campaigns once people realized she’d made up the whole thing.
Trump did not show up to court during the trial itself but was questioned on television in October.