Writer E Jean Carroll Accuses Donald Trump, Les Moonves of Sexual Attacks in the Mid-’90s Both men deny accusations Sean Burch | June 21, 2019 @ … “False accusations diminish the severity of real assault,” Trump said. The altercation took three minutes or less, she wrote. I know a woman that Trump flirted with in 1996 who was quite a bit younger and far more of a "looker." “All should condemn false accusations and any actual assault in the strongest possible terms.”. But a lot of things are easy to look up, and it's possible to see contradictions and near contradictions to what she's saying. For nearly 30 years she has been the author of an eponymous advice column for Elle, the longest-running such column in the country. I’ve never met this person in my life. “He says: ‘Hey, you’re that advice lady!’ ” she wrote. They are fuzzy and imprecise. Eventually the two made their way to the store’s lingerie section and into a dressing room where, according to Carroll, she believed she would succeed in having Trump jokingly try on a piece of women’s clothing. I also own all of her books (“Hunter: The Strange And Savage Life Of Hunter S. Thompson” is a favorite) and am unapologetically a gigantic super fan of hers. She never went public even in the heat of the election back when everyone was trying to take Trump down or even moreso in the bitter aftermath. There's also the details about the lingerie department, which, Carroll says, was probably with the evening gowns and bathing suits. Nope. and I bought beautiful notebooks and vases and fancy candies on the 7th floor. It's possible she's telling the truth, but her memory may be mixing things up a little. It's fair to say that memories fade, not all of mine are precise, either. Trump was a billionaire on the outs at the time. Carroll describes Trump as all handsome and confident in her 1996 Bergdorf's encounter. Would someone like that have gone all criminally violent with some woman he didn't know to add to his legal troubles? The author of that book and writer of the article is E. Jean Carroll… Meanwhile, I used to be the most enthusiastic of Bergdorf shoppers at that time. I recall wearing similar, a leopard-print Bergdorf labeled coatdress or sometimes a longish Philip Adec black wool blazer (with a second Bergdorf tag sewed in) over a black miniskirt with the black tights, too. Find out what your cat is trying to tell you with a new cat app, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, Engineer Creates App To Translate Your Cat, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, Sean Connery's Cause of Death Revealed Weeks After He Dies at Age 90. and I bought beautiful notebooks and vases and fancy candies on the 7th floor. Next up, the security cameras. Was it that way in 1996? Charges against Moonves have been substantiated. And yep, I shopped there all the time. I bought pretty much everything from Bergdorf - the designer stuff on sale on the 6th floor (man, did I score on the Donna Karan! It's easy to believe a story about him groping her in an elevator, because he did this sort of thing to so many others. (“It never happened. I doubt Bergdorf's had much of any of that. So … we may proceed to No. Spiky heels, albeit the less sturdy kind, only came into vogue in 1998. Addressing the reflexive question of why she has not spoken out previously, Carroll wrote in the excerpt that “receiving death threats, being driven from my home, being dismissed, being dragged through the mud, and joining the 15 women who’ve come forward with credible stories about how the man grabbed, badgered, belittled, mauled, molested, and assaulted them, only to see the man turn it around, deny, threaten, and attack them, never sounded like much fun.”. Her hazy encounter with its serious charges (which are now shifting to look at Twitter) has the look of piling on, riding from other women's unsubstantiated accusations as if to score a political point. Trump was having money troubles. She said in a statement that while she “felt violated” at the time and “referred to this as a ‘rape’ … I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.”, In a 2015 statement, she said, in part, “Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised 3 children that we love and are very proud of.”, Asked in May 2016 about his ex-wife’s charge of rape, Trump told PEOPLE: “It never took place.”. I bought baby clothes on the 6th floor for friends and relatives with new babies (how I loved sending those Bergdorf packages, exquisitely packed, with really fancy baby dresses!) Last week, a story broke in New York Magazine (which was actually an excerpt from an upcoming book) claiming that President Donald Trump committed rape in a dressing room back in the mid-90s. Trump was a billionaire on the outs at the time. Former PEOPLE writer Natasha Stoynoff said she was attacked by him while reporting a story at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida in 2005. The idea that it would be packed with evening gowns and bathing suits sounds like a Macys department store set-up, not a Bergdorf's one. That's pretty questionable, actually. Go to the police! Carroll is a nice-looking woman - this photo below shows her about a decade older than she would have been for the encounter with Trump, but she's not beauty contest material at that age. It's very hard to think he'd be different with someone less known. His statement continued: “Shame on those who make up false stories of assault to try to get publicity for themselves, or sell a book, or carry out a political agenda. 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.”, Carroll continued: “The next moment, still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens [my] overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I’m not certain — inside me.”. That actually wasn't the fashion at the time - block heels (and block-heel- and even Doc Marten-style boots) were all the rage in 1996, and man, I took the town wearing those. She likes to save stuff (she says she saved her unlaundered coatdress) but shoes wear out, especially in New York where walking is the norm, so color me a tad skeptical. But the shoes I wonder about. Writer E. Jean Carroll Says Les Moonves, Donald Trump Assaulted Her in ’90s By Elaine Low. (Which would have been about as close to Trump Tower (built 1983) as Bergdorf's. According to Carroll, she ran into Trump as she was about to leave Bergdorf Goodman. I don't even remember a lingerie department in those years. E. Jean Carroll. Lots of attention on that. E Jean Carroll, One of America's best known advice columnists claims that she was raped by Donald Trump inside a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-90s. I find it hard to believe. Carroll does name a long string of men who abused her one way or another, and some of them are #metoo poster boys, such as Les Moonves. … It’s just as bad for people to believe it, particularly when there is zero evidence.”. Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll is selling a book of her steamy sexual misadventures and sure enough, there's a story about how Donald Trump, circa 1995 or 1996, raped the writer in … E. Jean travels with her dog, a standard poodle named Lewis Carroll, in a Prius that she calls Miss Bingley (after the mean girl in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”). It’s a lie,” Trump has said of Stoynoff.). She looks like a wealthy housewife. E. Jean Carroll (1995 or 1996) This section needs to be updated. She reiterated that Trump assaulted her in the '90s. Elaine Low Senior TV Writer. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: Noted Advice Columnist Says Trump Raped Her in Manhattan Department Store in the '90s — 'Never Happened,' Trump Responds. She had on what she called sturdy but spiked heels, also seen in her picture. In the days since E. Jean Carroll said that she was assaulted over 20 years ago by Donald Trump, she has been questioned and scrutinized for both … It's all ritzy and pricy now, but back then, it was struggling to keep its head above water. In his statement responding to her, the president noted the lack of witnesses, surveillance video or a police report and suggested, without evidence, that Carroll might have worked with political rivals in telling her story. Subscribe. Not all of Carroll's details entirely add up. He was bankrupt, and far from looking all handsome as she described, he looked shambling and seedy in 1996, according to this account of a 1996 encounter with Trump by far more credible writer Mark Bowden. The Trump administration has denied the whole thing as "completely false.". 15 on the Most Hideous Men of My Life List: Les Moonves, chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of the CBS Corporation. Markdowns and sales were pretty common at the time, even with its fancy store veneer but if you knew where to look, the place could be quite affordable. “It should be sold in the fiction section.”. Dezember 1943 in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika), ist eine US-amerikanische Journalistin und Autorin Ask E. Jean. And she's not staying steady - she's now alternating between charges of assault and actual rape. He's also been accused of sexual misbehavior, often just bad talk, not acts, but there's never been any substantiation. Her story echoes multiple other women who have accused Trump of assault or misconduct dating back decades. One thing is pretty sure though: 1996 was one of the last pre-Internet era years out there, and IP security cameras seen now only came on the market in 1996. A Modest Proposal," writer and columnist E. Jean Carroll … Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll is selling a book of her steamy sexual misadventures and sure enough, there's a story about how Donald Trump, circa 1995 or 1996, raped the writer in the dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York, a pretty extreme charge buried under a big pile of stories about men who supposedly exploited her. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty; NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty I. In a first-person account published in PEOPLE in 2016, Stoynoff recalled the incident while alone with Trump at a room in his club. Amid their “colossal struggle,” Carroll wrote, she tried to push him away, tried to stomp on his feet, and was eventually able to get away and run out of the store. One thing is pretty sure though: 1996 was one of the last pre-Internet era years out there, and IP security cameras seen now only came on the market in 1996. A Modest Proposal, Carroll recalled allegedly running into Trump in the department store in Manhattan in either late 1995 or early 1996 and his subsequent attack on her in a dressing room. RELATED: Physically Attacked by Donald Trump — a PEOPLE Writer’s Own Harrowing Story, “He raped you,” one friend told Carroll, according to her excerpt. Sure enough, this retail history shows that the lingerie department barely existed at the time, it was on the 2nd floor with the men's wear. E. Jean Carroll and her harrowing account and allegation of Trump violently assaulting her in the 80's should be a major story, not just for today, but for weeks to come. “He raped you. “This never happened and is directly contradicted by multiple highly credible eyewitness accounts.”, RELATED: 7 Women Who Accused Trump, Including PEOPLE Writer, Tell Their Stories Onstage — ‘I Feel Triumphant’, Johnson’s suit referenced Stoynoff’s story and accusations by other women that the president has forcibly kissed them — which the suit described as “a pattern of predatory behavior towards women.”, Separately, Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump, accused him of raping her in the late ’80s but later recanted. She is trying to sell a new book — that should indicate her motivation,” Trump said. And would Carroll have been the woman he would choose? IAN LANGSDON/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. She had on what she called sturdy but spiked heels, also seen in her, Next up, the security cameras. Her description of the incident meets the legal definition of rape. Columnist E. Jean Carroll Says Trump Sexually Assaulted Her in the 90s. Columnist E. Jean Carroll wrote a vivid account accusing Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-'90s Eliza Relman 2019-06-21T17:13:33Z Contribute. Credit: Jean“, geboren am 12. “It is a disgrace and people should pay dearly for such false accusations,” he said. Mostly, the style looks about right. Color me a little skeptical. Noted magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll says Donald Trump raped her in the '90s, joining more than a dozen women who accused him of assault or misconduct Noted magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll says President Donald Trump raped her in the '90s, joining more than a dozen other women who have accused him of assault or misconduct. I’m a longtime reader of E’s, since she started the Ask E. Jean Column in the ’90s. But lingerie? More history of the use of security cameras, particularly on the 'prevent shoplifting' angle (which would have been likely used in more mass market department stores, not Bergdorf's with its locked dressing room doors) is worth looking into. However, two unnamed friends of Carroll’s confirmed to New York that she told them what happened at the time. Sure enough, this retail history shows that the lingerie department barely existed at the time, it was on the, « Joe Biden can’t keep his story straight, Incredible hypocrisy as Democrats demand Trump be arrested once he leaves office ». Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? Would down-at-the-heels dowdy Bergdorf's have been the first customer? Writer E. Jean Carroll accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault in a department store dressing room and former CBS chief Les Moonves … President Trump also said "it never happened" in response to an allegation from writer E. Jean Carroll that he sexually assaulted her in a dressing room in the mid-90s. In the excerpt from her upcoming book, E. Jean Carroll says Donald Trump assaulted her at … E Jean Carroll has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s Photograph: John Minchillo/AP R e u t e r s Fri 15 Jan 2021 22.49 EST ), Image credit: juliannesmo, via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY-SA 3.0, Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll is selling a book of her steamy sexual misadventures and sure enough, there's a, Carroll describes Trump as all handsome and confident in her 1996 Bergdorf's encounter. “Regarding the ‘story’ by E. Jean Carroll, claiming she once encountered me at Bergdorf Goodman 23 years ago. She wrote that she did not report the incident to police and there were no witnesses; Bergdorf Goodman said they had no security footage from that time period, according to New York. E. Jean Carroll spoke to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro on Weekend Edition. Alva Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer, earlier this year sued Trump, claiming he forcibly kissed her in August 2016. An uncomfortable Anderson Cooper quickly went to commercial during an interview Monday night with the latest Trump sexual assault accuser, E. Jean Carroll… Maybe that's why she placed her encounter with him at the bottom of her list, as a writer, she would know that you always put your strongest material first. Elizabeth Jean Carroll (born December 12, 1943) is an American journalist and advice columnist. Longtime advice columnist and former TV host E. Jean Carroll on Friday became the latest woman — in a group that now numbers more than a dozen — to accuse President Donald Trump of assault or misconduct. Would, There's also the details about the lingerie department, which, Carroll says, was probably with the evening gowns and bathing suits. The assault Carroll described “never happened,” Trump said. “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,” she wrote. Why would Trump pick such a place to shop for lingerie when there were so many other competitors with far bigger selections, starting with Saks down the street? (February 2020) On November 4, 2019, writer E. Jean Carroll filed a lawsuit against Trump, accusing him of defamation by claiming she lied. “Within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat,” she said then. I’ll go with you. The really nice but sturdy spiked heels she has on could have dated from the late 1980s, possibly Calvin Kleins. He was buying beauty contests at the time. And it was insignificant. Her "Ask E. Jean" column appeared in Elle magazine from 1993 through 2019 and was ranked one of the five best magazine columns (along with Anthony Lane of The New Yorker and Lewis Lapham of Harper's Magazine) by the Chicago Tribune in 2003.. At the time, Carroll was the host of a cable advice show. “This accusation is absurd on its face,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told PEOPLE at the time of Johnson’s allegation. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. I find it hard to believe - he wasn't bulletproof financially at the time. E. Jean Carroll's Friends Confirm She Told Them of Sexual Assault by Donald Trump in the '90s More than a dozen women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, which he denies Published June 27, 2019 • Updated on June 27, 2019 at 1:36 pm. First, the accurate stuff: Her picture of herself in the outfit she was wearing at the time does look pretty much like the fashion of the time among the Bergdorf shoppers - a black Donna Karan coatdress, inky black tights, high heels. Credit: She reiterated that Trump assaulted her in the '90s. She says she got them at the pricier-than-Bergdorf Barney's, but if so, they would not be so fashionable for an obvious fashionista to be wearing. But lingerie? In a lengthy statement released by the White House, Trump denied Carroll’s allegation as he has similarly and steadfastly denied the other women’s accounts. In June 2019, Carroll accused Les Moonves and Donald … Welcome to a meta edition of Five Rules For Life in which famed advice columnist E. Jean Carroll of ELLE shares even more advice with R18 readers! It was trying to stay above water like almost everything else in New York at the end of the Dinkins era which meant lots of markdowns for people like me. The idea that it would be packed with evening gowns and bathing suits sounds like a Macys department store set-up, not a Bergdorf's one. “And I say … ‘Hey, you’re that real-estate tycoon!’ ”, The two had met before, Carroll wrote. Trump's a different story, though. Sure, they could have stocked them, but I wonder if she's gotten the timeline right. Her account seems to be a mixture of truth and fiction. Elizabeth Jean Carroll (besser bekannt als „E. I bought pretty much everything from Bergdorf - the designer stuff on sale on the 6th floor (man, did I score on the Donna Karan! You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. "It hurt. E Jean Carroll among two-dozen who claim Mr Trump sexually assaulted them Support us. President Donald Trump denied allegations of sexual assault after magazine advice columnist E. Jean Carroll said he had attacked her at a New York luxury department store in …