A new accuser has stepped forward to make a wild allegation of sexual assault against President Donald Trump that dates back more than 20 years and is conveniently timed to coincide with the release of a new book she has written.
However, E. Jean Carroll has made some rather strange and indeed incredible comments in public interviews about the alleged rape and, when pressed about going to the police with potential evidence against the president and pursuing the matter further, she has steadfastly declined.
Carroll, a longtime Elle advice columnist, asserts in her new book and also in a recent New York Magazine article that then-businessman Donald Trump attempted to rape her in a dressing room at the upscale New York City department store Bergdorf Goodman in either 1995 or 1996.
Her story begins with a chance meeting with Trump at the store, who allegedly enlisted her assistance in selecting a gift for a female friend. The gift search somehow ended up in the lingerie section and then proceeded to the dressing room. Carroll goes on to describe what supposedly happened next in ridiculously graphic detail.
Incredibly, Carroll herself admits that there were no sales attendants or other customers anywhere in the vicinity of what was typically a bustling store, and there is no video evidence of the alleged encounter in existence.
Nevertheless, Carroll insists it happened, and for inclusion with the magazine article, she even posed for photos in the same black Donna Karan dress she says she was wearing on that purportedly fateful day, a dress she asserts was never washed or worn again — save for the pictures.
The Washington Examiner reported that the dress itself has become something of a focal point of the absurd liberal media interest in the unbelievable account, as it could — in the manner of former President Bill Clinton and intern Monica Lewinsky’s infamous blue dress — still hold incriminating DNA evidence confirming the identity of the alleged assailant.
Carroll was asked exactly that in a recent interview with CNN host Alisyn Camerota, who asked specifically, “Have you ever dry-cleaned it?”
“No,” Carroll replied. “The thing is we all have dresses, we just hang them in the closet, something bad, you didn’t have a good time wearing it, and you never put it on again because it’s just a bad-luck dress. I never felt like putting it on again. I did not turn it into a talisman, I didn’t wrap it in plastic, I didn’t think, I just didn’t want to put it on again.”
Camerota pressed the issue and wondered if there might still be DNA on the dress, but Carroll replied, “I have no idea; I do not know if the president ejaculated. I have no idea.”
Apparently unable to let it go, Camerota noted that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio encouraged Carroll to bring her case to the New York Police Department so it could be pursued, but Carroll declined to go that route, citing the statute of limitations on the alleged crime.
One would think that if Carroll was serious about the truth of the allegation and her desire for the “hideous man” who assaulted her to be held accountable, she would pursue all available options to make that happen, including giving her dress to the NYPD to be tested for DNA evidence.
It is rather telling that Carroll has consistently stopped short of pursuing her thus far unsupported smear against Trump through the proper legal channels.