Elizabeth journalist Jean Carroll She announced on Wednesday before the US Court of Justice that she had been raped by the former President of the United States Donald Trump In the changing rooms of a lingerie store in New York City in the 1990s.
“I’m here because Donald Trump raped me, and when I wrote about it, he said it didn’t happen (…) He lied and ruined my reputation, and I’m here to try to get my life back,” Carroll testified in a US district court. Manhattan, according to CNN news.
The journalist confessed that day Spring 1996 She was “delighted” to be able to go shopping with Trump and thought it would be a great story to tell. “It was an interesting scene in New York,” he told the US Court of Justice.
He was kind and pleasant, said Carroll, who admitted that the former president, who was known at the time as one of the country’s top businessmen.
However, Trump began to insist that Carroll enter the store’s fitting rooms to try on lingerie, to which the journalist finally agreed without imagining “anything was about to happen.” “This open door has tormented me for years because I just walked in,” he admitted.
Afterward, Carroll recounted how Trump harassed her to the point of penetrating without consent inside the fitting rooms. “But I’m proud to say I went out and lifted my knee and pushed him back,” reports the editor, who admitted that episode kept her “from having a romantic life again.”
This case began in 2019 with a defamation complaint after the former President of the United States denied Carroll’s story as “crazy”, asserting that the journalist was “not her type” and that the accusations were just a publicity stunt to sell her. More copies of the book in which he narrated what happened.
However, in November 2022, a new law entered into force in New York State, which opened up the possibility for Carroll to convict Trump of sexual assault by deeming him a survivor of this type of crime, even if the case had been decided.
Trump has denied the accusations at all times, even going so far as to denounce him as a victim of “political persecution”. Carroll’s case adds to a recent indictment against the former boss for concealing a series of bribes paid to Stephanie Clifford, the adult film actress, known as Stormy Daniels.
The former president pleaded not guilty last March to about thirty charges brought by justice for paying Clifford money from his election campaign in order to prevent him from talking about alleged marital infidelity days before the presidential elections that led him to the White House in 2016.