E. Jean Carroll had already written about the sexual harassment she suffered from Donald Trump, but that was not enough. In June, she wrote about the alleged rape in New York magazine, reporting that President Trump raped her in the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996 in a public location. Now, the columnist for Elle magazine has finally taken a step forward by suing Trump for defaming her and not taking her accusations seriously.
Naturally the answer from the other side did not take long to come, with Donald Trump not only saying “I have no idea who this woman is”, and adding “It should be sold in the fiction section“. Despite this affirmations a photograph has emerged, just after the accusations, showing Trump and Carroll at a party with their then spouses in the 1980s.
As a result of her claims, the journalist suffered damage to her career and reputation earlier this year, due to the accusations that America’s most powerful man made against her to rule out any possibility of suspicion. Now Trump will have to face defamation charges.
Carroll has taken the opportunity of the lawsuit for defamation to reiterate that the rape has actually occurred 23 years ago. And now, it will be added to the other legal entanglements of the president. This time, he will have to face the accusations, instead of avoiding them with flirtatious banter of no importance.
Her message has not gone unnoticed “I am filing this lawsuit for every woman who’s been pinched, prodded, cornered, felt-up, pushed against a wall, grabbed, groped, assaulted, and has spoken up only to be shamed, demeaned, disgraced, passed over for promotion, fired and forgotten”. Furthermore, she demonstrated that “No one, not even the president, is above the law.”