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This episode contains detailed descriptions of sexual assault.
A jury in Manhattan has found former President Donald J. Trump legally liable for sexually abusing and defaming the writer E. Jean Carroll.
Ben Weiser, who covers the Manhattan federal courts for The Times, tells the story of how a nearly 30-year-old case reached this moment.
On today’s episode
More than a dozen women have accused Mr. Trump of sexual misconduct, but this civil case is the only one to have been tested before a jury.
The former president’s new campaign is rolling forward unimpeded. In quiet courtrooms, he faces more serious threats.
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Benjamin Weiser contributed reporting.
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