Columnist E. Jean Carroll said she wouldn’t bring a rape charge against President Donald Trump based on her allegation of an assault from the mid-1990s.
In an interview with MSNBC after the account was revealed, Carroll recounted the allegations and said it took years of experience reading other women’s accounts of mistreatment for her advice column to come forward with the allegation.
This is the most serious sexual misconduct allegation yet surfaced against the president, aside from his first wife Ivana’s allegation of violent rape, the description of which she later walked back.
22 women have accused Donald Trump of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other non-consensual acts.
In his defense, President Trump said, “I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?”