July 26, 2023

Judge in Carroll Case Says Trump Raped Her Despite Jury's Verdict

The judge involved in former President Donald Trump's sexual assault case with E. Jean Carroll claims that the former president raped her, despite the jury only ruling that he has committed sexual assault.

The issue has become a major one in the media as the judge sounds off over the topic.

"The jury found that Trump had not raped Carroll, but found him liable for sexual abuse and battery, based on claims about an encounter in a department store dressing room, though Carroll could not remember the year," Breitbart News reported.

"Kaplan, a Bill Clinton appointee, made several controversial rulings during the trial, including admitting the Access Hollywood leak from the 2016 election as evidence against Trump, who is appealing both the verdict and the $5 million damages," it added.

"Kaplan noted that New York penal law (the jury in the Carroll case was based in New York) has a 'far narrower' definition of the word 'rape' than in 'common modern parlance, its definition in some dictionaries, in some federal and state criminal statutes, and elsewhere,'" the New Republic stated.

“The finding that Ms. Carroll failed to prove that she was ‘raped’ within the meaning of the New York Penal Law does not mean that she failed to prove that Mr. Trump ‘raped’ her as many people commonly understand the word ‘rape,’” Kaplan wrote.

The words come as Kaplan rejected a move by Trump's lawyers for a retrial or to reduce the $5 million amount in damages charged against Trump as excessive.

Carroll is also considering another case against Trump for defamation based on his statements against her after the ruling by the jury.

In addition to the case with Carroll, Trump faces other legal battles related to his actions following the 2020 election, including possible charges for his role in Jan. 6, 2021.

The polls still show Trump in a commanding lead but his legal cases continue to grow as he seeks a comeback bid for the White House.

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