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Writer E. Jean Carroll alleges Trump raped her in the 1990s



The alleged attack occurred “in the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996,” according to Carroll. At the time, Trump was married to his second wife, Marla Maples.

“I try to push him off with my one free hand — for some reason, I keep holding my purse with the other — and I finally get a knee up high enough to push him out and off and I turn, open the door, and run out of the dressing room,” Carroll writes.

The article is entitled: “Hideous Men: Donald Trump assaulted me in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 years ago. But he’s not alone on the list of awful men in my life.”

The article details several other alleged sexual assaults and unwanted advances that Carroll says she has suffered since she was a child.

Carroll wrote that the Donna Karan coat-dress that she was wearing during the alleged assault has remained in her closet, “unworn and unlaundered since that evening.”

It includes an account of former CBS CEO Les Moonves, after an interview with Carroll, aggressively groping her in an elevator before she is able to get away from him. Moonves stepped down from the media giant in September after several women accused him of sexual misconduct, which he denied.

Moonves “emphatically denies” Carroll’s claims, according to New York magazine.

The publication noted that Caroll, 75, is at least the 16th woman to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct. Her forthcoming book is entitled “What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal.”

Trump has denied engaging in sexual misconduct with anyone. She said the entire episode in the dressing room lasted no longer than three minutes.

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