Prez Trump Reacts To Allegations He Raped A Woman In A Department Store Dressing Room

US President, Donald Trump has dismissed allegations that he raped a woman in a department store dressing room in the mid-1990s as "fiction".

Prez Trump Reacts To Allegations He Raped A Woman In A Department Store Dressing Room
US President, Donald Trump and E. Jean Carroll

US President, Donald Trump has dismissed allegations that he raped a woman in a department store dressing room in the mid-1990s as "fiction".  
 
The US president says he never met E. Jean Carroll and accused her of making up the allegation to sell a new book but Ms Carroll says she did not report the alleged attack at the time after being advised by a friend she had no chance of winning in court.  
 
Her story was published in New York magazine on Friday. In the article, she described meeting Trump in late 1995 or early 1996, in Bergdorf Goodman. She says she recognised him as the "real estate tycoon" and that he told her he was buying a present for "a girl".  
 
She says Trump knew she was a TV agony aunt and the two joked around, encouraging each other to try on some lingerie. She alleges that they then went to a dressing room, where she accuses him of raping her. Both Trump and Ms Carroll were aged around 50 at the time, and he was married to Marla Maples.  
 
Ms Carroll says she told two friends about the alleged incident, one of whom advised her to go to the police. But she says the other advised her against telling anyone saying: "Forget it! He has 200 lawyers. He'll bury you."  The accusation is one of six alleged attacks by "awful men" that Ms Carroll details in her article.  


"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 US president said in a statement. Trump also encouraged anyone with information that the Democratic Party is working with Ms Carroll or New York Magazine to notify the White House.

Shes not my type

President Trump is once again denying he sexually assaulted writer E. Jean Carroll in an interview with The Hill.

'I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?' said President Trump.

In that same interview he also doubled down on his claim that he and Carroll had never met, despite a photo showing the pair in conversation at a 1987 event.

He previously dismissed this photo on Saturday by stating: 'Standing with coat on in a line - give me a break - with my back to the camera. I have no idea who she is.'

President Trump's third denial of these allegations came after Carroll revealed she would consider pressing charges against him, and Mayor Bill de Blasio promised a full investigation into her claims once a report was formerly filed with police.

'Totally lying. I don’t know anything about her. I know nothing about this woman. I know nothing about her,' claimed Trump on Monday.

'She is - it’s just a terrible thing that people can make statements like that.'

 
More than a dozen women have previously made sexual misconduct allegations against Mr Trump, which he has denied.

E Jean Carroll now says she may file a police report

President Trump rape accuser E Jean Carroll now says she may file a police report after Mayor Bill de Blasio vows to launch a full criminal investigation into her sexual assault allegations

E. Jean Carroll said in an interview on Monday that she would consider filing an official complaint with the NYPD accusing President Trump of rape
This is a change from Friday, when Carroll said it would be 'disrespectful' to migrant women if she reported the alleged sexual assault
On Saturday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said:  'The moment we in New York City and our police department have a complaint, we will investigate immediately'
It would be difficult to press criminal charges since there was a five-year statute of limitations at the time of the alleged rape
That statute has since been lifted, but the Supreme Court ruled in Stronger v California a person cannot be charged retroactively with a crime
President Trump has denied the allegations made by Carroll, and claims she is using his celebrity to sell her forthcoming book