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Trump Rape Accuser: I Was Not Raped

Jeff Katz
July 01, 2019 - 1:31 pm

In an interview with the New York Times on Thursday, Trump rape accuser E. Jean Carroll claimed, "I have not been raped."

In an excerpt from her book, What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal, Carroll accused the president of raping her in the dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodman department store in 1995. Since the accusation was made, no witnesses, videos or reports have backed her up and her multiple media appearances have only served to weaken her claims.

In this interview with the Times, Carroll definitively stated she had not been raped by Trump, saying, "Every woman gets to choose her word. Every woman gets to choose how she describes it. This is my way of saying it. This is my word. My word is ‘fight.'"

This after Carroll told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday that she believes people think rape is "sexy" and after she told MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell she wouldn't pursue rape charges against Trump be cause it would be "disrespectful" to women who are being raped at the border "around the clock."

President Trump has categorically denied Carroll's accusations, saying he had never met her before.