RAINN Response to Verdicts in Favor of E. Jean Carroll


 May 9, 2023

Erinn Robinson
Director of Media Relations


RAINN Response to Verdicts in Favor of E. Jean Carroll


Washington, D.C. (May 9, 2023) - RAINN released the following statement after a Manhattan jury voted to hold Donald Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation of E. Jean Carroll:

“We thank E. Jean Carroll, who will inspire survivors to come forward to tell their stories and face perpetrators. This case demonstrates that all perpetrators, no matter how powerful, can and will be held accountable. For those watching coverage of this case and looking for support, RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline is ready with free, confidential, and 24/7 support at 800.656.HOPE (4673) and online.RAINN.org.” - Scott Berkowitz, president and founder, RAINN

Carroll’s civil case was enabled by New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which RAINN’s policy team advocated for and helped pass. This legislation extended the time period to pursue a case, allowing survivors to have the time they need to heal before having to make a decision about pursuing a legal case.



RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, help organizations improve their sexual assault prevention and response programs, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visiting online.rainn.org.

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