E. Jean Carroll is a 75-year-old advice columnist who claims President Trump assaulted her in the mid-1990s.
She’s got a book coming out next month which includes her story about the assault. More details from Wikipedia:
“On June 21, 2019, Carroll wrote in a first-person essay in New York that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996 in a Bergdorf Goodman store in New York City. BBC News described it as a rape allegation. In the essay Carroll stated, “I have never had sex with anybody again.” The essay was part of an excerpt of Carroll’s book What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal, which is scheduled to be published on July 2, 2019. The White House denied the allegation.”
The advice columnist claims she won’t be pressing charges against President Trump because somehow his “assaulting” her decades ago is now “disrespectful” to migrant women. Excerpts of her story from Hollywood Reporter:
“Just hours after accusing President Donald Trump and former CBS CEO Les Moonves of sexual assault in a book excerpt published as New York Magazine’s upcoming cover story, advice columnist E. Jean Carroll spoke about her experience with Trump on MSNBC’s The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell.
In the lengthy sit-down, Carroll recounted her visit to Bergdorf Goodman with the then-real-estate mogul, again claiming that he sexually assaulted her in the department store dressing room. But when asked if she would pursue charges against Trump for his alleged behavior, Carroll said “No.”
“I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection,” Carroll said. “The women have very little protection there. It would just be disrespectful.”
The New York Times recently reported that migrant women and girls along the U.S. Mexico border are sexually assaulted in incidents that are unreported or prosecuted.
She continued, “Mine was three minutes. I’m a mature woman. I can handle it. I can keep going. You know my life has gone on. I’m a happy woman. But for the women down there and, actually, around the world, you know, in every culture this is going on no matter high in society or low in society, it just seems disrespectful that I would bring — it just doesn’t make sense to me.”
Carroll claims that she was sexually assaulted by Trump in late 1995 or early 1996 at the high-end department store across from Trump Tower in Manhattan.
“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,” Carroll writes in her upcoming book What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal. “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, “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.”
Carroll added on The Last Word, “It hurt, and it was against my will.”
Read the whole story here.
So this advice columnist was attacked by President Trump decades ago and just now, the month before she has a book to promote, is now making this claim available to the public?
Sorry, hon. Ain’t buying your story. Maybe if she had made the claim without any personal financial gain tied to her statement she might have more credibility. Maybe.
But good luck selling copies of your book!
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