One of the most well-known American council columnists says she was raped by Donald Trump in a box at Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-1990s.
E 75-year-old Jean Carroll, whose advice section has appeared in Elle for 26 years, alleges that she was sexually assaulted by Trump in her new book Why Do We Need Men? A modest proposal.
She told the story and five other people in New York in an article that also explains how Les Moonves would have caressed her in an elevator and evoked an incident of sexual misconduct involving her former boss, Roger Ailes.
She appears on the cover of the magazine in the same coat she claims to wear that day, in the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996, when a chance encounter with Trump would have been turned into a sexual assault.
Trump allegedly pushed Carroll against a wall, opened his pants and forced her into an attack that lasted three minutes.
The White House responded to Carroll’s allegations by stating, “This is a totally false and unrealistic story that takes place 25 years after, supposedly, and was created simply for the President to look bad.”
Trump then explained this statement with his own remarks Friday afternoon.
‘I have never met this person in my life. She is trying to sell a new book – this should indicate her motivation. It should be sold in the fiction section, said Trump.
“Shame on those who invent fake stories of aggression in order to make themselves known, to sell a book or to make a political agenda.”
He then noted the lack of evidence, particularly the absence of eyewitnesses or video footage of the alleged assault.
He added: ‘Mrs Carroll & New York Magazine: No pictures? No surveillance? No video? No report? No sellers around ?? I would like to thank Bergdorf Goodman for confirming that they did not have any video recording of this type of incident, as this has never happened. ‘
Trump closed with a request.
“If anyone has any information that the Democratic Party is working with Ms. Carroll or New York Magazine, please let us know as soon as possible,” he said.
‘The world should know what’s really going on. It is a shame and people should pay dearly for such false accusations. ‘
The excerpt from New York Magazine included a photo showing Trump and Carroll together.