Former ELLE columnist who accused Donald Trump of rape in 2019 to file new suit
The former ELLE columnist who previously brought rape allegations against Donald Trump will file a new lawsuit.
E Jean Carroll, 78, plans to claim assault and intentional emotional distress, Reuters First report. The charges will be brought in civil court under New York state’s new Adult Survivor Act, which gives victims of sexual assault a year to file civil charges, regardless of how much time has passed since the alleged assault.
According to documents reviewed by the court independent, Ms. Carroll plans to file her lawsuit on Nov. 24, when the law signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul will go into effect. The case and Ms Carroll’s ongoing defamation lawsuit against the former president are likely to go to court together in February 2023.
In 2019, Ms Carroll alleged that Mr Trump raped her in the dressing room of luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-1990s. In November of the same year, Ms. Carroll sued Trump for defaming comments he made in response to the allegations.
Trump has denied attacking Ms. Carroll, who wrote the “Ask E Jean” column from 1993 until her firing in 2019.