New accusations of sexual assault have been levied against Donald Trump. Famed advice columnist and former television host E. Jean Carroll is accusing Trump of raping her in the 1990s in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman. Carroll writes that Trump asked her to try on lingerie he was planning on buying as a gift, before he entered a dressing room with her and forced himself on her, kissing and then raping her.
Trump denied the accusation multiple times over the weekend and said he did not know and had never met Carroll, despite a photo which accompanied the book excerpt showing the two of them together at a party in the 1980s. At least 22 women have accused Trump of assault or sexual misconduct. In a now-infamous “Access Hollywood” recording released in 2016, Trump boasts about his ability to sexually assault women.
Carroll, who is now 75, also accuses former CBS CEO Les Moonves of groping her in the elevator of a Beverly Hills hotel in the ’90s after an interview. Moonves resigned last year while facing multiple sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations.