Donald Trump Got Woman Fired After Rape Accusation?

Magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll had alleged that she was raped by the former President of The United States Donald Trump in the changing rooms of a New York department store in the mid-1990s. She had claimed that in a legal deposition that following the alleged incident, the “music stopped” in her love life.



E. Jean Carroll drops bold allegations on Donald Trump

Carroll said she did not develop any romantic relationships after the alleged encounter with Trump at Bergdorf Goodman, and said she had not had sex for almost 30 years.

“Looking back on it, it may have been what happened at Bergdorf’s,” she said.

However, Trump denies the incident and has denied knowing Carroll, calling the allegation “a complete con job”. The former president has also made derogatory remarks about Carroll, who he said was “not my type”.

Carroll has also sued Trump for defamation, claiming his denial of the event and disparaging comments damaged her reputation. She recently expanded her claim to include rape via a new New York state law that allows those who allege sexual assault to sue beyond the statute of limitations.

Trump’s deposition has not been released. A civil trial could come next year.

Excerpts of Carroll’s testimony were made public on Tuesday. Under questioning by an attorney for Trump, Carroll said she did not want to tell people she had been raped.

“Women who have been raped are looked at in this society as less, are looked at as spoiled goods, are looked at as rather dumb to let themselves get attacked,” she told the lawyer, Alina Habba.

In addition to this, Carroll also said rape victims are asked why they didn’t scream or come forward sooner. The #MeToo movement, she said, had helped her to rethink her experience. Since making her claim against Trump, she said, she had lost her job.

“I’m looked at as a woman who’s untrustworthy, looked at now as a woman who can’t be believed,” Carroll said. “I’m looked at as a woman who was stupid and dumb enough to have happen to her what happened to her.”

Carroll has said the rape happened after Trump asked for her help picking out a gift for a woman in the lingerie section of the department store. Each suggested the other try on a piece of underwear – an exchange she thought she could later recount to friends over dinner.

“I am laughing and thinking this is the greatest thing,” Carroll said.

But when the pair entered the changing rooms, Carroll said under oath, Trump pushed her against the wall, twice bumping her head.

“I was so shocked that I didn’t speak,” she said. “What I did was I laughed.”

Carroll said Trump pulled down her tights and sexually assaulted her. The incident lasted a “very short time”, she said, adding that she never got the impression Trump wanted to hurt her.

“But he had no concern for me,” Carroll said. “I was just there.”

The writer said she later described the incident to a friend.

“She told me I had been raped,” Carroll said, adding that the thought had not occurred to her.

In her deposition, Carroll said that had she been questioned about the encounter even four or five years ago, she would have said it had no impact on her life.

“But I’ve come to understand that that rape changed my life, which is shocking for me to now understand,” she said.

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