Trump Counterclaim Dismissed: E. Jean Carroll Rape Allegations Were ‘Substantially True,’ Judge Says

Posted on AllSides August 7th, 2023
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Former President Donald Trump lost his defamation counterclaim against writer E. Jean Carroll on Monday morning, as a federal judge found that Carroll's rape allegations were "substantially true."

In May, a federal jury in New York found that Trump sexually abused Carroll in the dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-1990s and then defamed her after she went public. They unanimously awarded Carroll $5 million after three hours of deliberations.

Trump premised his countersuit on Carroll continuing to claim publicly that he raped her, when the jury stopped just short...

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