Former ELLE columnist who accused Donald Trump of rape in 2019 plans to file new civil lawsuit

(Independent)

A former columnist who previously raised rape allegations against Donald Trump will file a new lawsuit.

E Jean Carroll, who wrote the “Ask E Jean” column from 1993 until she was fired in 2019, plans to claim battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, Reuters reported. The allegations will be raised in civil court under the New York state’s Adult Survivors Act.

Ms Carroll first accused the former president of rape in 2019. Trump has denied ever assaulting Ms Carroll.

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