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Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll says she will not pursue charges
The woman who has accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her has just provided a mind-boggling reason as to why she has decided to not to press criminal charges.
Elle magazine advice columnist E. Jean Carroll said that she will not pursue rape charges against Trump because it would be “disrespectful to women down on the border.”
“It just doesn’t make sense to me”
Carroll offered the explanation during an interview with MSNBC on Friday.
“I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection,” she said. “As you know…the women have very little protection there. It would just be disrespectful.”
Carroll followed this up with a comparison between herself and those women, saying that she is a “mature woman” who can “keep going” despite what she claims Trump did to her.
“But for the women down there, around the world,” she continued, “it just seems disrespectful. It just doesn’t make sense to me.”
Claims against Trump
Carroll recently came forward to claim that she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump over two decades ago, either in late 1995 or early 1996.
She says that the incident occurred at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan. Carroll asserts that she had a chance encounter with Trump, who she says sexually assaulted her in a dressing room for about three minutes.
Carroll apparently did tell two friends about what had happened. However, she never reported the incident to police.
Trump pushes back
Carroll made the allegation just ahead of the release of her new book, What do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal, leaving some — including President Trump — to point to book sales as a reason for what the president says are false claims.
“I’ve never met this person in my life,” Trump said. “She is trying to sell a new book — that should indicate her motivation. It should be sold in the fiction section.”
The president went on to condemn false rape accusations as “disrespectful” to real victims.
“False accusations diminish the severity of real assault,” Trump said. “All should condemn false accusations and any actual assault in the strongest possible terms.”
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