Trump sued for defamation by columnist who accuses him of 1996 sexual assault - 2019-11-04
A woman who accuses Donald Trump of raping her more than 23 years ago in a New York department store sued the U.S. president on Monday over statements he made in June denying that the attack occurred and criticizing her for coming forward.
E. Jean Carroll, a longtime Elle magazine advice columnist, said in a complaint filed in a New York state court in Manhattan that Trump lied about attacking her, and "smeared her integrity, honesty, and dignity" by concocting a "swarm of related lies" to explain why she would make the incident up.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told the Washington Post that "the lawsuit is frivolous and the story is a fraud — just like the author."