Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll says she wouldn't file rape charges 'out of respect' for women at the border

In excerpts from her book 'What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal', Carroll accused the US presiodent of raping her in a dressing room at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in 1995.


                            Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll says she wouldn't file rape charges 'out of respect' for women at the border

E. Jean Carroll, who recently grabbed headlines after accusing President Donald Trump of raping her nearly 25 years ago, has said she will not seek rape charges against him because she "can handle it."

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell asked Carroll during an appearance on his show if she would “consider bringing a rape charge” against Trump. In response, she said she would not do it as it would be "disrespectful" towards women on the border -- and across the globe -- who are apparently being raped "around the clock," Breitbart reports. 

“I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who have been raped around the clock down there without any protection,” she explained.

“Mine was three minutes. I’m a mature woman. I can handle it. I can keep going. You know my life has gone on. I’m a happy woman,” she continued. “But for the women down there, and for the women — actually, around the world. You know every culture this is going on no matter high in society or low in society. It just seems disrespectful that I would bring — it just doesn’t make sense to me.”

Carroll, Donald and Ivana Trump, and Carroll’s then-husband, television-news anchor John Johnson, at an NBC party around 1987. (E. Jean Carroll)

 

In an excerpt from Carroll’s new book 'What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal' published in New York magazine, she accused the US presiodent of raping her in a dressing room at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in 1995.

That said, she hasn't furnished any evidence to corroborate her claims -- she has no recordings, no witnesses at the scene, nor news reports that could back her up.

Meanwhile, the POTUS responded to the allegations Friday saying he had "never met" Carrol his entire life.

“I’ve never met this person in my life,” Trump said in a statement. “She is trying to sell a new book — that should indicate her motivation. It should be sold in the fiction section.”

“It’s just as bad for people to believe it, particularly when there is zero evidence,” he continued. “Worse still for a dying publication to try to prop itself up by peddling fake news — it’s an epidemic.”

Trump took it a step further and asked anyone with information linking Carroll and the Democratic Party to notify his campaign.

“If anyone has information that the Democratic Party is working with Ms. Carroll or New York Magazine, please notify us as soon as possible,” the president said. “The world should know what’s really going on. It is a disgrace and people should pay dearly for such false accusations.”

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