Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll Trump sued for defamation over denial of accusation of rape

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Long-standing advice columnist E. Jean Carroll filed a lawsuit against the President, Trump Monday, accusing him of libel over its response to her allegation that he raped her in a Department store dressing room in the 1990s.

Carroll first joined the assault allegations in an excerpt from her book, which was published by the New York Magazine in June. Trump not only denied that it happened, he claimed that he “never met this person in my life,” and you are accused of being motivated by “trying to sell a new book.”


“No one, not even the President is above the law,” Carroll said in a statement. “I can no longer Donald Trump hold them responsible for the to me more than twenty years ago, I can hold him accountable for lies and I have the firm intention to do so.”

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham called the lawsuit “frivolous” in the response.

“Let me get this straight – Ms. Carroll is the President for defense against false accusations complains? I don’t think so, since the book make no money you want to pay another way. Happened to the story that you used to try and sell their trash book never”, “period”, she said in a statement.

After Carroll first came up with the rape allegation, the President gave a lengthy statement, saying: “shame on those who make up false stories of assault in order to try to get publicity for themselves, or sell you a book, or run a political agenda.” The statement went on, information about whether the democratic party is working with Carroll, or the magazine was, and said: “should the people pay a high price for these false accusations.”

The action applies to these claims.

“By explicit instructions and conscious effect, he accused Carroll of lying about the rape, in order to increase book sales, the implementation of a political agenda, advance a conspiracy with the Democratic party, and earn money,” the lawsuit says. “Each of these statements was wrong. Each of them was defamatory,” he continues.

While the President said that he had never met Carroll, the New York magazine article with a photo of Trump was posted online with his then-wife Ivana Trump interview with Carroll and her husband at a party.

Carroll claims that as a result of Trump’s statements suffered from emotional pain, as well as reputational and professional harm. Are you looking for a withdrawal of the statements of trump, as well as unspecified damages.


Trump is currently a similar lawsuit by former “apprentice” competitor summer Zervos, who accused him of sexual assault in 2007. Zervos, sued the President after he accused you and other women lies in the assertion that he engaged in sexual misconduct. This case is in progress, after Trump failed in an attempt to make it threw, when he said that the New York State court does not have jurisdiction over a sitting President.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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