Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll alleges in a soon-to-be-published book that President Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in New York in the mid-1990s.
Trump said in a statement Friday evening that her account is false. “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.”
Carroll is the latest of more than a dozen women to accuse Trump, a former real estate mogul and reality TV star, of sexual misconduct prior to taking office.
New York magazine published Carroll’s excerpt of her new book, What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal, which will be released on July 2. In it, Carroll details an encounter that she says happened in either late 1995 or early 1996 when Trump, who was then married to his second wife, Marla Maples, ran into Carroll in the high-end department store.
Original Article: NPR.COM