E Jean Carroll, who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault, sues him for defamation; US president accused writer of 'totally lying'

E Jean Carroll filed a lawsuit Monday in New York. The suit says Trump harmed her reputation and career when he said she was lying and he'd never even met her.

The Associated Press November 05, 2019 17:56:31 IST
E Jean Carroll, who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault, sues him for defamation; US president accused writer of 'totally lying'
  • An advice columnist who says President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her is suing him for defamation

  • The suit says Trump harmed her reputation and career when he said she was lying and he'd never even met her

  • At the time, Trump said she was totally lying and called her not my type

New York: An advice columnist who says President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a New York City department store dressing room in the 1990s is now suing him for alleged defamation.

E Jean Carroll filed a lawsuit Monday in New York.

The suit says Trump harmed her reputation and career when he said she was lying and he'd never even met her.

A message requesting comment was sent to a law firm that has represented Trump in other cases.

Carroll first made the allegation in a New York magazine article in June.

At the time, Trump said she was "totally lying" and called her "not my type."

He also said he'd never met her, though a 1987 photo shows him and Carroll in a photo with their spouses at the time.

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