‘He’ll sink’: Republicans doubt Trump 2024 hopes as he’s found liable for sexual abuse

‘He’ll sink’: Republicans doubt Trump 2024 hopes as he’s found liable for sexual abuse

Donald Trump has been found liable for sexual abuse after a civil case was brought against him by defendant E Jean Carroll.


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Donald Trump has been ordered to pay $5million in damages after a jury in a civil case found that he had sexually abused a former magazine columnist over 30 years ago.

The jury  took three hours to return from deliberations on Tuesday with their decision on whether Trump sexually abused journalist E Jean Carroll in a department store dressing room in 1996.

The backlash against Trump has been fierce, with Republicans questioning the man who led his party to the White House in 2016 and hoped to do so again in 2024.

Among them was South Dakota Senator John Thune, who told the BBC: “It has a cumulative effect. People are going to have to decide if they want to deal with all the drama.”

His colleague John Cornyn, of Texas, added: “I don’t think he can get elected. You can’t win a general election with just your base.”

E Jean Carroll gets justice at last

The federal jury in New York City also found that Trump defamed advice columnist E Jean Carroll with an October 2022 social media post in which he called her allegations a “con job”.

However, Trump was found not liable for raping Ms Carroll in the Bergdorf Goodman dressing room.

The jury awarded Carroll $2 million for abuse and $20,000 in punitive damages. For defamation, jurors awarded $1 million for Trump’s October statement, another $1.7 million for harm to Carroll’s reputation and $280,000 in punitive damages.

The nine-person jury — three women and six men — decided the case after three hours of deliberations.

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