LAWSUIT: “Former Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll, testifying in her defamation and battery case against former President Donald Trump, described being ‘almost too frightened to think’ during what she alleges was an attack by Trump in the dressing room of a Manhattan department store in the 1990s…

‘I’m here because Donald Trump raped me,’ Carroll said at the start of her testimony. ‘And when I wrote about it, he said it didn’t happen. He lied and shattered my reputation. And I’m here to try and get my life back.’

Trump has denied all allegations that he raped Carroll or defamed her.”

-Aaron Katersky, “‘Trump raped me,’ E. Jean Carroll testifies in battery, defamation case,” abcnews.go.com, April 26, 2023