Donald Trump's attorney Joe Tacopina called the jury's decision in the civil trial Tuesday a "strange verdict," noting that the jury rejected the rape claim against his client.
While the jury found that Trump sexually abused E. Jean Carroll in 1996, sufficient to hold him liable for battery, the jury did not find that Carroll proved he raped her. He does not face any jail time as a result of the civil verdict.
Tacopina, speaking outside the Manhattan courthouse, said that they would "obviously" be appealing the verdict.
Trump is "firm in his belief" that he cannot get a fair trial in New York City "based on the jury pool," the attorney said.
"I think one could argue that that's probably an accurate assessment, based on what happened today," Tacopina said.
He said there were many issues to for an appeal.
"We made many motions that we thought would create issues for appeal, and we are going to employ them now. You know, there were things that happened in this case that were beyond the pale," he said.