journalist E. Jean CarrollHe filed a civil suit in New York court this Thursday after filing a special period to seek justice in the state for the stipulated sexual crimes that publicly accused former President Donald Trump of raping her almost 30 years ago.
taking advantage New York Adult Survivors ActThe writer, who wants the former president to be tried before the jury for the crime of “rape and forced touching”, which came into force today, demands compensation for the damage with an unspecified amount. According to the complaint reviewed by EFE.
Carroll, 78, is currently a legal fight for defamation After the 76-year-old denied that he had raped her and made “false accusations” and comments about her, some about her appearance, when she posted her account in a book and magazine article, first in 2019 and again this year.
this new complaint includes guilt defamation and wants Trump to withdraw.
The author linked to the new case on her Twitter account, noting that her action “could ruin the former president’s Thanksgiving, but it will be nurturing for every woman who has ever been.” caught, groped, harassed, squeezed, pushed, attacked, stained or dragged in mud by a strong man.”
Silence until ‘me too’
“About 27 years ago, playful banter at the posh Bergdorf Goodman mall on New York’s Fifth Avenue took a dark turn when the accused Donald J. Trump grabbed the informant E. Jean Carroll and forced him to lean against a tester’s wall. he blocked her with his shoulder and raped her“, the document starts.
At the time of the rape allegations, the 52-year-old writer told his two friends, who later became journalists, that he blamed himself for what happened and that he decided not to go to the police for fear of power, which is detailed in the complaint. businessman and “social rejection for being”victim‘ and remained silent until the Me Too movement broke out.
Likewise, he reveals that in 2016 he considered blaming Trump when he saw other women denounce similar actions by the then White House candidate, but not out of respect for his mother, a Republican politician who had been jailed for months. remaining life is a part of his life and story “male” image among his followers.
The document states that Carroll suffered permanent psychological and financial damage as a result. “loss of dignity and self-confidence”, She hasn’t had a romantic relationship “since the day Trump raped her”, “hasn’t had sex with anyone since”, and has found it “hard to trust men”.
Legal change with consequences
New York’s Adult Survivors Act will allow one year to report rape and other sexual assaults Usually they prescribe at 5 years. No matter how much time passes, people over the age of 18 experience victimization and it is expected that there will be an avalanche of complaints from victims who could not find time in the past.
According to local media, about 750 women plan to condemn the attack. Correction Department While lawsuits are filed across the state for the sexual abuse he suffered behind bars, lawsuits are also expected to be filed against Jeffrey Epstein and gynecologist Robert Hadden, who was convicted of patient abuse.
New York passed a similar law in 2019, opening a special period for victims of childhood sexual abuse, filling the courts with nearly 11,000 complaints, most of them against the United States. catholic church and boy scouts, and one against the prince Andrew from England.
Most states in the country have passed such laws for child victims, with the exception of neighboring Estonia. New Jersey, It opened a legal window to include adult victims in 2019.