The woman accusing President Trump of rape 23 years ago said she has “no idea” if Trump’s DNA is on the unwashed dress.
A photo of 75-year-old E. Jean Carroll, arms crossed and wearing a black dress, was emblazoned on the cover of New York Magazine this week with the claim that it was the same outfit she wore when she was allegedly sexually assaulted by the president in a dressing room at the upscale Manhattan department store Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-1990s.
The Washington Examiner Reports:
In a Monday interview, a CNN anchor directly asked Carroll, a popular writer and advice columnist, whether she has ever dry cleaned the dress since the alleged assault, wondering if it could have the president’s DNA on it. Carroll said she didn’t know if the dress had Trump’s semen on it.
“I have no idea; I do not know if the president ejaculated. I have no idea,” Carroll said.
“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,” Carroll said. “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.”
Trump categorically denied the allegations Friday. He wondered whether Democratic operatives had made the story up.
“False accusations diminish the severity of real assault. All should condemn false accusations and any actual assault in the strongest possible terms. If anyone has information that the Democratic Party is working with Ms. Carroll or New York Magazine, please notify us as soon as possible,” Trump said.
“It is a disgrace and people should pay dearly for such false accusations,” he added.