Writer E Jean Carroll alleged that a friendly encounter with Trump at Bergdorf Goodman in 1995 or 1996 turned violent when he pushed her up against a dressing room wall, unzipped his pants and forced himself on her. Carroll said she pushed him off in a “colossal struggle” and ran from the store.
US President Donald Trump has again denied allegations he sexually assaulted a columnist in the 1990s, saying “she’s not my type”.
“I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” Trump told The Hill.
The president denied the allegation in a statement on Friday, claiming he had “never met this person” in his life. He also accused Carroll of inventing the story to help her sell her book.
In a photo captured at an NBC party in 1987, Trump appears to stand in front of Carroll and beside his then-wife, Ivana Trump.
Carroll is the 16th woman who has publicly accused Trump of sexual misconduct. The president’s remark that Carroll isn’t his “type” echoes similar comments he’s made about other women who have accused him.
In 2016, Trump suggested he wouldn’t have assaulted accuser Jessica Leeds because he didn’t find her ‘attractive enough.’