One of America's best known advice columnists claims that she was raped by Donald Trump inside a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-90s. E J
One of America’s best known advice columnists claims that she was raped by Donald Trump inside a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-90s.
E Jean Carroll writes about the alleged assault in her new book What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal, and shared that story and others with New York ahead of the book’s release.
She appears on the magazine’s cover in the very same coat dress that she claims she was wearing on that day in the Fall of 1995 or Spring of 1996 when a chance encounter with Trump allegedly turned into a sexual assault.
Trump allegedly shoved Carroll against a wall, unzipped his pants and forcibly penetrated her in an attack she claims lasted three minutes.
The White House responded to Carroll’s allegations by stating: ‘This is a completely false and unrealistic story surfacing 25 years after allegedly taking place and was created simply to make the President look bad.’
New allegation: E Jean Carroll claims in her new memoir Hideous Men that she was raped by Donald Trump in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room (Carroll above in the dres she allegedly wore that day)
Denial: The White House called Carroll’s allegations ‘a completely false and unrealistic story’ meant to make Trump look bad
Carroll claims she was on her way out of the store when Trump asked her for help with a gift and guided her towards the lingerie department, where she tried to diffuse his repeated attempts to get her to model one of the wears by suggesting he try them on in a nearby dressing room.
It was when they went to one of those rooms that the alleged assault took place.
‘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,’ writes Carroll.
‘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.’
She continues: ‘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.’
Carroll claims that she then spent three minutes fighting off Trump before she was able to flee from the dressing room and out of the store.
She did not report the alleged assault to police, but did tell two friends she said, and has kept the dress ever since.
The first, who is not named but is described as a ‘a journalist, magazine writer, correspondent on the TV morning shows, author of many books,’ said: ‘He raped you. He raped you. Go to the police! I’ll go with you. We’ll go together.’
The second, a new York anchor woman, responded: ‘Tell no one. Forget it! He has 200 lawyers. He’ll bury you.’
New York spoke with those friends, and noted that ‘both still remember the incident clearly and confirmed their accounts.’
Trump would have been married to Marla Maples at this time, and Carroll is now the 16th woman to accuse the president of sexual misconduct.
He had also recently welcomed a fourth child in 1993, daughter Tiffany.
Family: Trump would have been married to Marla Maples at this time, who had given birth to daughter Tiffany in 1993 (above)