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E. Jean Carroll, 78, has already filed a libel complaint against Trump.

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E. Jean Carroll, 78, has already filed a libel complaint against Trump.

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Journalist and writer E. Jean Carroll, who publicly accused former President Donald Trump of raping her almost 30 years ago, filed a civil lawsuit this Thursday in a New York court with a similar lawsuit.

Citing New York’s Adult Victims of Violence Act, which went into effect this Monday, the author is officially demanding that the former president be tried by a jury for the crime of “rape-related” injuries. [violação] and forced touch,” demanding that Trump pay her damages in an undisclosed amount.

Carroll, 78, had previously filed a defamation complaint against Trump.after he denied the rape allegation, accusing him of “false accusations” as well as derogatory comments about his appearance.

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On her Twitter account, the author explained that this new lawsuit could “spoil Thanksgiving (which is celebrated this Monday in the US) for the former president”, but argues that this initiative could be relevant “for all the women who have been captured , groped, harassed, pinched, pushed, attacked, discredited, or dragged into the mud by an influential person.”

“Approximately 27 years ago, pranks at Bergdorf Goodman’s upscale warehouses on New York’s Fifth Avenue took a grim turn when defendant Donald J. Trump intercepted whistleblower E. Jean Carroll, pinned her against the fitting room wall, and shouldered her. and raped her”, can be read at the beginning of the lawsuit filed today.

The complaint tells the story of the writer, who was 52 at the time of the alleged violation, including a description of how Carroll told the story to two journalist friends, blaming himself for what had happened and refusing to file a complaint with the authorities. , having remained silent until the moment when the Me Too movement (for condemning sexual violence) arose.

The complaint also shows how Carroll considered impeaching Trump in 2016when he noticed that other women denounced the then-White House candidate’s similar actions, explaining that he did not do it out of respect for his mother, a Republican politician.

The document alleges that the journalist and writer suffered lasting psychological and economic damage, including “loss of dignity and self-respect” and the inability to have a romantic relationship “from the day Trump raped her.”

New York State Adult Survivor Law will allow for the next 12 months to report rape and other sexual harassment – which are usually prescribed at 5 years – regardless of the year of the action🇧🇷

According to average US, about 750 women intend to report sexual harassment cases committed in prisons to the Department of Corrections, cases are also planned involving millionaire businessman Jeffrey Epstein and Robert Hayden, a gynecologist convicted of patient abuse.

New York State already passed a similar law in 2019 that opened a special period for victims of sexual abuse when they were minors and brought about 11,000 complaints to the courts. many of them are against the Catholic Church and against the Boy Scout organizationand also against Prince Andrew of the English royal family.

Source: Observador

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