Journalist E. Jean Carroll, now 78, filed a complaint in a New York court
Journalist and writer E. Jean Carroll, who publicly accused former President Donald Trump of having raped her nearly 30 years ago, this Thursday filed a civil complaint with the same complaint in a New York court.
Invoking the New York Adult Survivors Act, which took effect today, the author asks that the former President be tried by a jury, for the crime of injuries related to “rape and forcible touching”, demanding that Trump compensate her for the damages. , with a fine of undetermined amount.
Carroll, 78, had already filed a defamation complaint against Trump after he denied the rape charge, accusing him of making “false accusations” as well as derogatory comments about his appearance.
In her account on the social network Twitter, the author explained that this new lawsuit could “spoil Thanksgiving Day (which is celebrated this Thursday in the USA) for the former President”, but claims that this initiative may be relevant “To all women who have been grabbed, groped, harassed, pinched, pushed, attacked, discredited or dragged through mud by a powerful man.”
“Some 27 years ago, the pranks at the upscale Bergdorf Goodman warehouses on New York’s Fifth Avenue took a dark turn when Defendant Donald J. Trump intercepted whistleblower E. Jean Carroll, forced her against a fitting room wall. , locked her with his shoulder and raped her”, can be read at the beginning of the text of the lawsuit filed today.
The complaint tells the story of the writer, who was 52 years old at the time of the alleged violation, including a description of how Carroll told the story to two journalist friends, blaming himself for what happened and refusing to file a complaint with the authorities, having stayed in silence until the moment when the Me Too movement (for denouncing sexual abuse) emerged.
The complaint also reveals how Carroll thought of accusing Trump in 2016, when he noticed that other women were denouncing similar acts by the then candidate for the White House, explaining that he did not do so out of respect for his mother, a Republican policy.
The document argues that the journalist and writer suffered lasting psychological and economic damage, including “loss of dignity and self-esteem” and being unable to have romantic relationships “since the day Trump raped her”.