Donald Trump found liable in civil sexual abuse case. What it means | JUST THE FAQS

A jury found Donald Trump liable for sexual abuse in the E. Jean Carroll civil suit. Here's what the verdict could mean for Trump's political future.

RELATED: Jury: Donald Trump liable for sexual abuse in E. Jean Carroll case

A federal jury found Donald Trump liable Tuesday in a civil case for sexual abuse and defamation of E. Jean Carroll in 1996 and said he should pay her $5 million in total damages, a verdict that could further complicate the former president's election bid in 2024.

The jury, which deliberated fewer than three hours, opted not to find Trump liable for rape but rather sexual abuse that injured Carroll.

Trump told Fox News Digital he will appeal the verdict, and said on his Truth Social website that he still has "no idea" who Carroll is. "This verdict is a disgrace," the former president said in an all-caps post.

Carroll, a professional writer, had sued Trump for defamation, saying he lied about a 1996 sexual assault in a New York City department store and disparaged her character in doing so.

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  1. *Remember when the GOP was the party of “Family Values”?*

    Me neither.

  2. *Remember when the GOP had ethics, integrity, honor and respected the Rule of Law and our Constitution?*

    Me neither.

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