In a patriarchal world where toxic men love to scream “innocent until proven guilty” in response to rape allegations, journalist E. Jean Carroll is ready to do just that. She’s going to prove that Trump raped her.
Carroll’s legal team has officially requested Trump’s DNA to see if it matches the male DNA found on the dress she was wearing the day of her rape.
Carroll said in a recent statement,
“After Trump sexually assaulted me, I took the black dress I had been wearing and hung it in my closet. I only wore it once since then and that was at the photoshoot for the New York Magazine article about my book.”
“Unidentified male DNA on the dress could prove that Donald Trump not only knows who I am but also that he violently assaulted me in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman and then defamed me by lying about it and impugning my character.”
Carroll’s legal team has already tested numerous other possible male’s DNA to rule them out.
Carroll first revealed she had been raped by Trump in the late 1990s in an excerpt from her upcoming book. The excerpt was published in June 2019 by New York Magazine and described the incident in question:
“The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips. I am so shocked I shove him back and start laughing again. He seizes both my arms and pushes me up against the wall a second time, and, as I become aware of how large he is, he holds me against the wall with his shoulder and jams his hand under my coat dress and pulls down my tights.”
“The next moment, still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I’m not certain — inside me. It turns into a colossal struggle. I am wearing a pair of sturdy black patent-leather four-inch Barneys high heels, which puts my height around six-one, and I try to stomp his foot. I try to push him off with my one free hand — for some reason, I keep holding my purse with the other — and I finally get a knee up high enough to push him out and off and I turn, open the door, and run out of the dressing room.”
Of course, Trump immediately called it “fake news” and insisted Carroll was merely peddling a false assault story for the publicity.
He also insisted that he had never met her, a statement that was quickly proven to be a lie by a photo of the two of them together at an event in the 1980s.
Carroll has since filed a defamation suit against Trump. His legal team attempted to convince a judge to dismiss the suit but to no avail.
Trump has yet to respond to Carroll’s request for DNA.
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.