Was Trump Abused by Courting the Truth?

Justice with only one eye blindfolded.On May 9, 2023 a New York City jury of six men and three women acquitted President Donald J. Trump of allegedly raping a woman over 25 years ago in the dressing room of Manhattan’s Bergdorf Goodman high-end luxury store.

The incident was alleged to have occurred during “the mid-nineties”, but there were no eyewitnesses, no surveillance video, no photos, no employees around, and no police report. Apparently, the only evidence was a personal anecdote in a book written by the woman and published during June 2019.

However, the jury did find Trump guilty of sexual assault, a charge brought against Trump thanks to New York’s Democrat Legislature and Governor,/a> passing a special, temporary law in 2022 – the Adult Survivors Act – providing a one-year window for people to file sexual assault charges to resurrect cases where the statute of limitations had expired. A special law that Trump’s accuser helped to pass just prior to bringing charges against him, according to their lawyer.

The jury also found Trump guilty of defaming the person’s reputation and fined him $5,000,000, presumably based on his public statements about her after she published her her memoir cum-satire book.

“I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened.”

“Shame on those who make up false stories of assault to try to get publicity for themselves, or sell a book, or carry out a political agenda – like Julie Swetnick who falsely accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh. It’s just as bad for people to believe it, particularly when there is zero evidence. Worse still for a dying publication to try to prop itself up by peddling fake news – it’s an epidemic.”

After the verdict President Trump filed a countersuit against his accuser, claiming his reputation was damaged when his accuser publicly claimed she was raped despite the jury’s verdict. District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, appointed by Democrat Bill “BJ” Clinton in 1994, dismissed the lawsuit – despite the fact Trump did not commit physical rape – stating:

‘“Unlike the jury’s finding on the Penal Law ‘rape’ question, its finding on the sexual abuse question—and specifically its implicit determination that Mr. Trump digitally raped her—is conclusive with respect to this case.”U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, August 7, 2023, as reported by The New Republic

And also stating:

“Indeed, the jury’s verdict in Carroll II establishes, as against Mr Trump, the fact that Mr Trump ‘raped her’, albeit digitally rather than with his penis.”
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, August 7, 2023, as reported by Salon

The Clinton-appointed Judge also ruled Trump’s accuser can proceed with a separate $10,000,000 defamation lawsuit previously filed against Trump – after they replace the word “rape” with “sexual assault” in the original lawsuit.

Here’s what has me puzzled:
How can a court find someone guilty of defaming another person’s reputation or character by publicly defending themselves against a accusation they’ve been found not guilty of?

How can the other person continue to say without defamation that a crime was committed against them despite a court ruling there was no crime?

And, how can a judge rule that a physical crime didn’t take place but it actually did because it was implied?

Frankly, I’d hate to think the Justice System was taking lessons from the Biden administration:

“[T]he American people know well that President Biden and his team have utterly different standards from their predecessors for what qualify as ‘acceptable statements’.”
Andrew Bates, spokesman for the Biden White House.

(BTW: As for my wanting Perry Mason to help me, here’s a clip from his 1950′s TV show: “The Case of the Sulky Girl (1957)” where we’re reminded “In a Democracy all men are created equal.”)

Thanks for Reading!

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