Author E. Jean Carroll Says Trump Sexually Assaulted Her In Store Dressing Room
Writer E. Jean Carroll claims in New York magazine that President Donald Trump assaulted her in a dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York City in late 1995 or early 1996.
Carroll, who is the 17th woman to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting her, claimed Trump was shopping for lingerie for “a girl,.” Trump was married to Marla Maples at the time.
Carroll said that Trump asked her to try on a lace bodysuit, but she jokingly suggested that he try it on instead.
According to Carroll, when they reached the dressing rooms, Trump shoved her against a wall inside a dressing room, pulled down her tights, and was “forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I’m not certain — inside me.”
New York magazine verified that Carroll did mention the attack to two of her friends at the time, and confirmed that Bergdorf Goodman does not have video security footage that would prove or disprove Carroll’s story.
A senior White House official responded in a statement: “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.”
Carroll also accused former CBS president Les Moonves of kissing and groping her in a hotel elevator moments after she finished interviewing him for an article.
Through his rep, Moonves told New York magazine that he “emphatically denies” the incident.
The stories about Trump and Mooves are part of Carroll’s new book What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal, to be published on July 2.