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Advisor collective E. Jean Carroll claims in a soon-published book that President Trump sexually assaulted her in a wardrobe Bergdorf Goodman in New York in the mid-1990s.
In a statement on Friday night, Trump said her account was wrong. "I have never met this person in my life, she is trying to sell a new book – that was to state his motivation. It was to be sold in the fiction section."
Carroll is the latest of more than a dozen women accusing Trump, a former real estate mogul and reality television star, of sexual abuse before joining.
New York magazine published Carroll's excerpt from his new book What Do We Need for Men? A modest proposal to be released on July 2. In it, Carroll describes a meeting that she says happened in either the end of 1995 or the beginning of 1996, when Trump, who was then married to his second wife, Marla Maples, ran into Carroll in the high-end department store .
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Carroll writes that Trump recognized her as "the prevailing lady". She knew him as "the real estate tycoon." According to Carroll's account, the two chats began, and Trump told her he was trying to buy a gift for "a girl" and asked Carroll for advice on what to get. Carroll suggested a purse or hat, but Trump steered the two to the underwear section. Trump allegedly asked Carroll to try some. At that time, Carroll claims that Trump pushed her into a dressing room and sexually assaulted her.
Carroll says in her greeting that she could finally "push him out and shut down, open the door and run out of the locker room."
Carroll says she told two friends at the time of the attack. One urged her to go to the police, but another warned Trump would "bury" her with the help of his lawyers.
Carroll's disclosure now, more than 20 years later, is only part of a book describing other unwanted attacks by several men, including former CBS CEO Les Moonves, who was annihilated last year on the occasion of sexual harassment claims. Moonves also told New York that he "explicitly denies" Carroll's claims.
Trump has been accused of similar incidents or other sexual abuse of more than a dozen women. Jessica Leeds claims that Trump touched her in improper ways in the early 1980s, while the two were sitting next to each other on a flight. Summer Zervos, a former participant at Apprentice has claimed that Trump kissed her "aggressively" without her consent and touched her chest while "throwing his genitals" against her.
Other women describe events of unwanted or compulsive search, which Trump himself seemed to confirm during a 2005 Access Hollywood ] tape that had only come in weeks prior to the presidential election in 2016. Trump said he would kiss women and take their genitals without consent because he was "attracted" to them as a "magnet" .
"hen you are a star," he said, "they let you do it. You can do everything."
Trump has rejected the language of the video as just the "dressing room" and has denied any other claims by other women who have emerged.
As for Carroll, his latest accuser, Trump proposed in her statement that she could have ulterior motives and questioned her story.
"False accusations diminish the seriousness of true assault. Everyone should condemn false accusations and any concrete assault in the strongest form," the president said. "If anyone has information that Democratic Party is working with Ms. Carroll or New York Magazine, please notify us as soon as possible. The world needs to know what's really going on. It's a disgrace and people should pay dearly for them. false accusations. "
Trump has previously defended political figures accused of sexual assault, including now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Alabama GOP Senate nominated Roy Moore, who announced yesterday that he is running again despite mourning allegations.
Last October, when Kavanaugh's nomination was almost tracked by allegations of multiple women's sexual assault, Trump told reporters: "I think it's a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of. "