E. Jean Carroll Refused Trump Rape Allegation – Stigma
- Court documents include excerpts from E. Jean Carroll’s testimony in her rape case against Trump.
- She explained that she did not make the allegation because rape victims are considered “spoiled goods.”
- Carroll claims Trump raped Carroll at Bergdorf Goodman in 1990s.
E. Jean Carroll, a writer, stated that she never considered coming forward with her accusations before the #MeToo movement.
Carroll stated in the deposition that “women who have been raped in this society are looked upon as less, and are looked on as spoiled goods. They are looked down upon as rather dumb, to allow themselves to get attacked.”
Alina Habba, Trump’s attorney, was questioning Carroll for the deposition. It took place in New York City on October 14.
The ex-columnist for Elle magazine stated that, before the #MeToo movement began, women who made rape allegations were often questioned about what they experienced. She’s one of at least 26 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.
“I mean even ya have to say, “Did you scream?” Habba asked Carroll about her response. “I mean every woman who admits to being attacked has to answer that question, ‘Why didn’t you scream, why did you come forward when you did, why didn’t you come forward before’ and so no, I didn’t — I would have been fired.”
Carroll first publicly accused Trump of rape in her 2019 memoirAn excerpt from her book was published by New York Magazine prior to its publication. She claimed Trump raped them in the Bergdorf Goodman departmental store near Trump Tower, either in the fall 1995 or spring 1996.
Carroll claimed in the newly filed deposition excerpt, “I entered the room, the doors were closed and he pushed [me] up against the walls.”
“I felt his fingers rummaging in my vagina, and this huge weight against him.” Carroll later added that my head hurt from this massive weight. “I’m in a situation where I can’t — I can’t — at one point I remember saying, ‘This is Donald Trump, what the heck is going on?’ I felt his penis within me.
Trump denied Carroll’s allegation, calling her a liar. Carroll filed a defamation suit against Trump. She filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump in November. a new lawsuitPermitted by the Adult Survivors ActThis allows sexual assault lawsuits to be filed in cases where the statute has expired.
As part of a case management program, where Carroll and Trump lawyers proposed how to proceed, excerpts from Carroll’s deposition have been made public in the new lawsuit’s docket Monday night. the two lawsuits forward.
Carroll’s first lawsuit against Trump was filed on October 19th at Carroll’s Mar-a-Lago Country Club in Florida. Trump was deposed, but the contents are redacted from public court filings.
Robbie Myers, former White House Press Secretary and former Elle Editor in Chief were also deposed in this lawsuit. They were joined by others who knew about Carroll’s allegation as well as Trump’s denials.
Carroll claimed that it took her some time to comprehend the impact of the alleged attack.
“Four or five year ago, I would have said it had no effect. I’m as good or better than ever. This is fantastic. I’m fine. Carroll said that she rarely thinks about it. “But I’ve come around to understanding that the rape has changed my life, which is shocking.
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