Trump sued for defamation by columnist who accuses him of 1996 sexual assault - 2019-11-04

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F182.png Trump sued for defamation by columnist who accuses him of 1996 sexual assault November 4, 2019, Thomson Reuters, CBC News

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."

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{{cite news | title = Trump sued for defamation by columnist who accuses him of 1996 sexual assault | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/carroll-lawsuit-trump-1.5347019 | work = Thomson Reuters | publisher = CBC News | date = November 4, 2019 | accessdate = September 9, 2020 }}