E. Jean Carroll vs. Donald Trump

Carroll accused Trump of raping her in the 1990s and filed a defamation lawsuit over his subsequent denials and disparaging comments.

Carroll's Testimony

 She detailed the alleged rape incident, stating it occurred in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room, and that she told two friends immediately after but remained silent publicly until 2019.

Witnesses' Accounts

Carroll's friends, who she confided in, testified, corroborating her story and the timeline of the incident.

Trump's Defense

 Trump maintained the incident never happened, and his lawyers did not call any witnesses, focusing instead on questioning Carroll's credibility.

Other Accusers' Testimonies

Witnesses like Jessica Leeds and Natasha Stoynoff testified about their own experiences of alleged sexual misconduct by Trump, supporting the pattern-of-behavior argument by Carroll's legal team.

Bergdorf Goodman Employees

Former employees testified about store conditions in the 1990s, confirming aspects of Carroll's account such as late hours and lack of surveillance.

Carroll's Psychological Impact

A clinical psychologist testified about Carroll's psychological conditions linked to the alleged rape, including her inability to maintain romantic relationships.

Reputation and Career Damage

Testimonies highlighted the negative impact on Carroll's reputation and career, particularly focusing on her work with Elle magazine.

Damages Assessment

An expert provided an estimate for the cost of repairing Carroll's reputation due to Trump's remarks, suggesting a figure up to $2.76 million.

Family Dynamics

 Carroll's sister testified about their family's communication dynamics, explaining why Carroll might not have shared her experience with family members.