Donald Trump’s absence from a trial where writer E. Jean Carroll accuses him of rape and defamation has been seen as an indication that “he did it”, according to the lawyer for the accuser. The case is currently being heard in a New York court, with closing arguments having been made on Monday.
Mike Ferrara, the lawyer representing E. Jean Carroll, argued that jurors could use Trump’s absence to conclude that he was guilty of the accusations against him. He also mocked Trump for not attending the trial or calling witnesses to testify on his behalf.
In response, Joe Tacopina, who is representing Donald Trump in this case, told jurors that the rape allegation was a complete invention and urged them to disregard it. He also noted that there was no physical evidence or eyewitness testimony to support Carroll’s claims.
Jury Must Decide if They Believe Him or Her
The jury must now decide whether they believe Donald J. Trump or E. Jean Carroll in this case. While Trump never showed up for the trial, his lawyer has argued that there is no proof of any wrongdoing on his part and has asked jurors to dismiss the charges against him.
Meanwhile, Carroll’s attorney has argued that Trump’s absence from the trial speaks volumes about his guilt and should be taken into consideration when making their decision. Ultimately, it will be up to the jury to decide which side they believe more when deliberating over this case.
Closing Arguments Made in High Profile Case
The closing arguments were made after several days of testimony from both sides in what has become one of the most high profile cases of recent times. If found guilty, Donald J. Trump could face significant legal consequences including potential jail time and hefty fines depending on how serious the charges are deemed by the court system.
Regardless of what happens next, this case has already had a major impact on public opinion surrounding Donald J. Trump and his alleged actions towards E Jean Carroll back in 1997 when she accused him of sexual assault and defamation of character.