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25 June 2019 - Trump says journalist who accused him of rape is ‘not my type’

Publié par Nishtha Sharma le 25/06/2019

Donald Trump says sexual assault accuser is 'not his type' and incident 'never happened'

Bonnie Christian (Evening Standard, 25/06/2019)

The US president told The Hill newspaper: "I'll say it with great respect: Number one, she's not my type. Number two, it never happened.”

New York-based writer E. Jean Carroll claimed that after what started as a friendly encounter with Mr Trump at Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan in 1995 or 1996, the real estate mogul pushed her up against a wall, unzipped his trousers and forced himself on her.

Ms Carroll said that, in a "colossal struggle", she pushed him off and ran from the store.

Mr Trump told paper that Ms Carroll was "totally lying" about the accusation, which he has previously denied.

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Trump sexual assault accuser E Jean Carroll considers police complaint

Ed Pilkington and Edward Helmore (The Guardian, 25/06/2019)

E Jean Carroll, the celebrated advice columnist who has accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s, has said she is considering bringing a complaint to the New York police department.

In a lengthy interview with CNN on Monday, Carroll said she would be open to working with the NYPD in a criminal investigation into the attack she alleges happened in the Manhattan store of Bergdorf Goodman in late 1995 or early 1996.

“I would consider it,” she said. However, she added that lawyers had advised her that the statute of limitations deadline by which such a complaint would have had to be brought has expired.

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Trump sexual assault accuser E Jean Carroll says she's 'sick' nothing has happened to him: 'We have to change this culture'

Andrew Buncombe, Seattle (The Independent, 24/06/2019)

The latest woman to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault has said she feels sick nothing has happened to him despite numerous allegations, saying: “We have to change this culture of sexual violence.”

Last week, in extracts of a forthcoming memoir published by New Yorkmagazine, columnist and writer E Jean Carroll claimed the president assaulted her in a dressing room in New York’s Bergdorf Goodman department store two decades ago. She said he pushed her against the wall, unzipped his trousers and entered her. 

The president, 73, has denied the allegation , claiming he has never met the writer, despite the existence of photograph of them at a party, and said she is merely trying to sell her book, What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal.

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Sky Views: Trump has shifted the boundaries of what is acceptable in public life

Hannah Thomas-Peter, US correspondent (Sky News, 25/06/2019)

She is the sixteenth woman to do so. 

Mr Trump has always vigorously denied all these allegations, some of which stretch back decades.

In Ms Carroll's case, he says he doesn't even know her, and has accused her of fabricating stories in order to sell her book.

I will take a gamble and predict that Ms Carroll's allegation will make almost no difference to the president's standing and popularity amongst his supporters.

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Have we become numb to Trump’s loathsomeness?

Paul Waldman, Opinion writer (The Washington Post, 24/06/2019)

When we look back on June 2019, we’ll say that this was the time when a credible allegation of rape was made against the president of the United States, and he had already shown himself to be such a loathsome character that it was treated as a third-tier story, not worthy of much more than a passing mention here and there in the news.

After New York magazine published author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s account last Friday of an encounter she says she had with Trump in a Bergdorf Goodman that ended with him raping her in a dressing room, many of our most important news outlets reacted with only minor interest. Most of the nation’s biggest newspapers — aside from The Post — left it off on their front page the next day. None of the five Sunday shows mentioned it at all.

There are many reasons to find Carroll’s allegation credible. She’s a fairly well-known public figure. 

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