Advice Columnist Who Accused Trump Of Rape Now Seeks His DNA

A lawyer for E. Jean Carroll, an advice columnist for the lifestyle magazine Elle, has sent a letter to President Trump’s personal attorney demanding a sample of Trump’s DNA, in an effort to substantiate a claim that Trump forcibly raped Carroll in the 1990s when she was 52, and that the president’s skin cells are still on the dress she was wearing during the alleged incident. 
According to the New York Times, which obtained a copy of the letter, Roberta Kaplan, the accuser’s lawyer, says that Trump has until March 2 to comply with a DNA laboratory test, so that an “analysis and comparison of unidentified male DNA present on the dress” can be compared to the president’s DNA. 
In a statement made to the Associated Press, Carroll said that the DNA on the dress could “prove that Donald Trump not only knows who I am, but also that he violently assaulted me in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman and then defamed me by lying about it and impugning my character.”
Carroll wrote in her book that she saved the coat in her closet after the incident, “unlaundered,” and that it was one of her favorites. However, during a photoshoot announcing the book in New York Magazine, she did wear it again. 
According to the news agency, skin cell material for four people was found on the dress after the photoshoot, but three of the samples have been dismissed as belonging to people involved in the event. As such, Carroll believes the other sample may belong to the president. 
As previously reported by the Daily Wire, after the allegation was revealed last June, President Trump responded to Carroll’s claim at length, telling reporters at the White House that the story had been fabricated. 
“I’ve never met this person in my life. She is trying to sell a new book — that should indicate her motivation. It should be sold in the fiction section,” said Trump, referring to the excerpt from Carroll’s then-upcoming book, “What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal,” in which she originally wrote about the allegation. 
“Shame on those who make up false stories of assault to get publicity for themselves, or sell a book, or carry out a political agenda — like Julie Swetnick who falsely accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh,” continued Trump. “False accusations diminish the severity of real assault. All should condemn false accusations and any actual assault in the strongest possible terms.”
In response to the president’s denial, Carroll is suing Trump for defamation, alleging that he “smeared her integrity, honesty and dignity  all in the national press,” reports AP. In the lawsuit, Carroll’s lawyer says “nobody is entitled to conceal acts of sexual assault behind a wall of defamatory falsehoods and deflections.”
Carroll has not indicated how much money she is seeking in damages, but has confirmed that she wants Trump to retract his statements denying the incident, reports the news agency.
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