Writer E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for rape in the 90s

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Carroll also sued Donald Trump for defamation, after he accused her of lying when she came forward about the alleged assault.

Columnist E. Jean Carroll filed a rape lawsuit against former US President Donald Trump in New York state.

Carroll alleges that the attack took place in the dressing room of a New York luxury department store 27 years ago.

Carroll, 78, is one of the first to file a lawsuit under the Adult Survivors Lawwhich entered into force this Thursday.

State law allows a one year period for victims to file sexual assault lawsuits in New York for claims that would otherwise have been time barred.

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