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Trump Accused of Rape

Attorneys for his accuser are asking for a DNA sample to prove he raped E. Jean Carroll in the 90s

Kris LaGrange's picture
Jan 31, 2020

For most be people being impeached is enough for one week, but this week Trump was also accused of rape in court.

Lawyers for advice columnist E. Jean Carroll served notice to Trump’s attorney that they would be requesting a sample of his DNA to match against male DNA that is present on a dress of Carroll’s. The DNA is being requested after Carroll accused Trump of raping her in the 1990s in a Manhattan luxury department store dressing room.

After Trump denied the allegation, Carroll decided to sue him for defamation.  She filed the case in November alleging that a DNA sample found on the sleeves of a black wool coat-style dress is Trump’s. When the dress was initially tested, four genetic indicators were found including one that was male.

Carroll claimed in a New Yorker interview last summer that "The Donna Karan coatdress still hangs on the back of my closet door, unworn and unlaundered since that evening.”

At the time of the interview, Trump denied the allegation saying that Carroll was totally lying and he had never met her. Of course, a photo from 1987 showed the two of them together along with their spouses.

While the filing of a notice with Trump’s attorneys begins the process of collecting the DNA samples, it does not mean that Trump will turn them over. This is just the first step in a long legal process. Trump’s attorneys have already filed a motion to have the case thrown out, but a Manhattan judge declined to say that his attorneys hadn’t properly backed up their arguments.


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