US President dismisses Carroll rape allegation as fiction

Vastavam web: US President Donald Trump has dismissed allegations that he raped a woman in a department store dressing room in the mid-1990s as “fiction”. The US President says he never met E Jean Carroll and accuses her of making up the allegation to sell a new book. Carroll says she did not report the alleged attack at the time after being advised by a friend she had no chance of winning in court. Her story was published in New York magazine on Friday.

More than a dozen women have previously made sexual misconduct allegations against Trump, which he has denied. She says Trump knew she was a TV agony aunt and the two joked around, encouraging each other to try on some lingerie.

She alleges that they then went to a dressing room, where she accuses him of raping her. Both Trump and Carroll were aged around 50 at the time, and he was married to Marla Maples. Carroll says she told two friends about the alleged incident, one of whom advised her to go to the police.