An acclaimed journalist who accused President Trump of raping her in a New York department store in the 1990s is now sleeping with a loaded gun beside her bed after she received a wave of online death threats.
E. Jean Carroll, who enjoyed a long career as an advisory columnist, described the implications of the New York Magazine extract from her book describing an alleged sexual assault by the then real-estate magnate at Goodmont's Bergdorf store in Manhattan.
She said she had received so many threats that she was forced to stop looking at her social media platforms and that for the first time in her life she had put bullets in the hand weapon she had kept in her bedroom, she told the Guardian on Friday.
Jean Carroll, who enjoyed a long career as an advisory columnist, described the result of her book's extract from the New York Magazine describing an alleged sexual assault by the then real-estate magnate at the Bergmann Goodman store in Manhattan.
& # 39; I am not stupid, & # 39; said Carroll, referring to the threats she received in the wake of the explosive allegations that triggered the president's anger, and triggered a series of reactions to each other between the couple.
Despite the death threats, Carroll also claims that she has been supported by the support of many women who have gratefully written to her.
& # 39; The mailbag is huge, I can't get through it. Women tell me their stories – and that's the biggest thanks you can get. & # 39;
The storm started when New York Magazine received a preview of her book What Do We Need Men For? in which she gave a detailed account of her alleged forced sexual encounter with Trump, who was then married to Marla Maples.
Carroll added that for years she hesitated to come forward with her allegations and described herself as a & # 39; coward & # 39 ;.
She also suspected that marking Trump, a sex attacker, could paradoxically help him politically.
& # 39; It is the image of a male leader – think of Alexander the Great, think of Genghis Khan. Think John F Kennedy. Great leaders take what they want without asking, & she said.
The storm started when New York Magazine received a preview of her book What Do We Need Men For? in which she gave a detailed account of her alleged forced sexual encounter with Trump, who was married to Marla Maples at that time
Trump is said to have pushed Carroll against a wall, unpacked his pants, and forcibly assaulted an attack that lasted three minutes. Carroll claims she was on her way to the store when Trump asked her for help with a gift and led her to the lingerie department
She appears on the cover of the magazine in the same dress that she claimed to wear on that day in the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996, when a chance encounter with Trump was reportedly an assault.
Trump is said to have pushed Carroll against a wall, unpacked his pants, and forcibly assaulted an attack that lasted three minutes.
Carroll claims she was on her way to the store when Trump asked her for help with a gift and led her to the lingerie department.
At the time, Carroll was working on a daily talk show called Ask Carroll for the Talking cable network of Ailes & America, she attracted Trumps attention. & # 39; Hey, you are that advice lady! & # 39; said Trump according to Carroll.
That was allegedly followed by a request from the real estate developer, whose Trump Tower is only one block south of Bergdorf Goodman.
& # 39; Come and advise me. I have to buy a gift, & said Trump, Carroll said, trying to pinpoint some ideas in the store's main lobby.
When they were all fired by Trump, she asked about the age of the woman he was looking for, which led him to ask her the same question.
The store in which the alleged sex attack was said to have happened in the 1990s
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She was 52 at the time, two years older than Trump, and when she told him he was allegedly laughing and said, "You are so old."
He then said & # 39; lingerie & # 39 ;, according to Carroll, and the couple went upstairs to that ward.
Once there, Carroll claims that she is trying to spread repeated attempts to get her to model a wearing model by trying Trump in a nearby dressing room. It was when they went to one of those rooms that the alleged attack took place.
& # 39; As soon as the dressing room door is closed, he falls to me, pushes me against the wall, hits my head pretty badly and puts his mouth to my lips. I'm so shocked that I put him back and smile again, & Carroll writes.
& # 39; He grabs both of my arms and pushes me a second time against the wall, and while I am aware of how tall he is, he holds me against the wall with his shoulder and puts his hand under my coat and pulls my tights. & # 39;
She continues: & # 39; I am surprised at what I am going to write: I keep smiling. The next moment, still dressed in the right business clothes, shirt, tie, jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants and pushes his fingers around my private area, pushes his penis halfway – or not at all, I'm not sure – in me. & # 39;
Carroll claims that she fought against Trump before she could flee the dressing room and the store.
She did not report the alleged attack on the police, but told two friends she said and since then she has saved the dress.
Trump quickly dismissed the claims and appealed online: & # 39; If anyone has information that the Democratic Party is working with Ms. Carroll or New York Magazine, please let us know as soon as possible, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; The world should know what is really going on. It is a shame and people have to pay a lot for such false accusations. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; Ms. Carroll & New York Magazine: No photos & # 39; s? No supervision? No video? No reports? No sales staff around ?? I want to thank Bergdorf Goodman for confirming that they have no video footage of such an incident because it never happened. & # 39;
Carroll is now the 16th woman to accuse the president of sexual misconduct.
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