A Jury Ruled that Donald Trump Sexually Abused E. Jean Carroll

A federal jury in Manhattan ruled yesterday that Donald Trump sexually abused E. Jean Carroll in the dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman department store back in 1996.

They awarded Carroll $5 million for battery and defamation, but stopped short of agreeing to her claim that Trump raped her.

Since this was a civil trial, Trump isn’t facing jail time or any other criminal penalty, and it doesn’t disqualify him from running for office.

Carroll said, “Today, the world finally knows the truth.  This victory is not just for me but for every woman who has suffered because she was not believed.”

Trump didn’t attend the trial, but he called the verdict a “total disgrace” and, “the continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time.”  Obviously, he’s going to appeal.