E Jean Carroll accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s
E Jean Carroll, the woman who recently claimed in her book that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, has now stated that she has “not been raped.”
The establishment media has been quick to jump on the allegations against the president, but Trump’s accuser is now saying that she is not the victim of a sexual assault.
Carroll has been raising eyebrows since the accusations were made public, calling the authenticity of her claims into question.
During a Monday interview on CNN, Elle columnist Carroll told host Anderson Cooper that “rape is sexy.”
“I think most people think of rape as being sexy,” she added.
“Think of the fantasies.”
Something is wrong with her. Anderson Cooper cut straight to a commercial after she made that comment. pic.twitter.com/kNb1roWrHB
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 25, 2019
In response, Cooper scrambled to cut to a commercial break as she told him, “you’re fascinating to talk to.”
The accusation came ahead of her upcoming book “What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal.”
An excerpt of that book describing the alleged sexual assault was published in New York Magazine on June 21.
Various media outlets have interviewed Carroll since the allegation.
Most recently, she told The New York Times’ “The Daily” that she isn’t a victim and has “not been raped.”
“Every woman gets to choose her word,” Carroll said.
“Every woman gets to choose how she describes it … My word is fight, my word is not the victim one.
“I have not been raped. Something has not been done to me. I fought.”
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 27, 2019
In Carroll’s account of the alleged incident, however, she said Trump shoved her against a wall inside of the dressing room, pulled her tights down and penetrated her.
Trump was “forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I’m not certain — inside me,” Carroll wrote.
She has been vocal in not calling herself a rape victim and has suggested Trump’s alleged actions don’t qualify as rape.
“I am not faced with sexual violence every day like many women around the world, and so, yes, I’m very careful with that word [rape],” Carroll said Monday on CNN’s “New Day.”
Host Alisyn Camerota then told Carroll the scene described in her book is “legally rape,” but Carroll did not verbally reply.
In previous interviews, Carroll has said she wouldn’t bring a rape charge against Trump because it would be “disrespectful” to women on the border while on MSNBC’s “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell.”
Although Carroll said she has “not been raped,” two women whom she confided in have come forward publicly to corroborate her story, The NYT reported.
Carroll has written “Ask E. Jean,” an advice column in Elle Magazine, since 1993.