On Friday, President Donald J. Trump adamantly denied that he raped advice columnist E. Jean Carroll during the mid-90s in a Bergdorf Goodman's dressing room in New York City. Carroll made the lurid and detailed accusation in New York Magazine this morning.
Caroll, in her upcoming book "What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal," has a chapter titled, "Hideous Men" which details the various men she claims abused her in one way or another. One man on that list is President Donald J. Trump.
Carroll claims that Trump asked for her help in buying lingerie as a gift for one of his girlfriends in the 90s. The author claims that after more or less corraling her into the dressing room in the department store, he blocked her exit, unzipped her pants, and sexually assaulted her. In the magazine excerpt, Caroll goes into more detail.
via New York Magazine:
The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips. I am so shocked I shove him back and start laughing again. He seizes both my arms and pushes me up against the wall a second time, and, as I become aware of how large he is, he holds me against the wall with his shoulder and jams his hand under my coat dress and pulls down my tights.
I am astonished by what I’m about to write: I keep laughing. The next moment, still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I’m not certain — inside me. It turns into a colossal struggle. I am wearing a pair of sturdy black patent-leather four-inch Barneys high heels, which puts my height around six-one, and I try to stomp his foot. I try to push him off with my one free hand — for some reason, I keep holding my purse with the other — and I finally get a knee up high enough to push him out and off and I turn, open the door, and run out of the dressing room.
As reported by the Daily Caller's Amber Athey, President Trump vehemently denied the accusation and accused Carroll of lying in order to sell books.
"Regarding the ‘story’ by E. Jean Carroll, claiming she once encountered me at Bergdorf Goodman 23 years ago. I’ve never met this person in my life. She is trying to sell a new book — that should indicate her motivation. It should be sold in the fiction section,"the president wrote.
The president also compared the situation to the accusations hurled against Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh by Julie Swetnick. Swetnick claimed that Kavanaugh and other high school boys gang-raped her and other teenage girls repeatedly at parties.
“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,” Trump asserted. “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.”
Carroll claims she ran out the store and told two people after the incident, but the president insists that this is an entire scam. He even suggested that he believes the Democratic Party is behind the allegation.
"False accusations diminish the severity of real assault. All should condemn false accusations and any actual assault in the strongest possible terms."
"If anyone has information that the Democratic Party is working with Ms. Carroll or New York Magazine, please notify us as soon as possible. The world should know what’s really going on. It is a disgrace and people should pay dearly for such false accusations."
"What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal" publishes July 2, 2019.