Trump Attorney Says Carroll Dress Did Not Exist at Time of Alleged Attack
In 2019, author E. Jean Carroll came forward with allegations against Donald Trump.
According to Carroll, she was attacked in the dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman, which Trump has always denied.
Carroll’s story broke and was the cover story of the New York Magazine, where she wore a dress she stated was the same dress she had on when Trump allegedly raped her.
Uhm, One Problem
Carroll has never been able to nail down the exact day that the alleged attack happened, offering up various timelines as to when the attack took place.
She eventually landed in 1994, claiming that the Donna Karan blazer dress she wore for the cover photo shoot was the same dress she had on the day that Trump allegedly attacked her.
The problem, however, is that the dress was not even a thing at the time, and Trump’s attorneys pounced.
Trump Attorney Boris Epshteyn explained, “She said, this is the dress I wore in 1994. They went back, they checked. The dress wasn’t even made in 1994.
“And that’s why the date’s moved around. This is the 80s. Is it the 90s? Is it the 2000s? President Trump has consistently stated that he was falsely accused and he has the right to defend himself.”
I am not sure of the legal ramifications if this is all accurate, but I would have to think it would impact the ruling in the first case.
After all, Trump’s comments about Carroll were related to the allegations, and if those allegations are proven to be untrue, isn’t everything Trump said about Carroll then true?
Trump also responded on Truth Social, posting, “E. Jean Carroll was forced to change her story on the ‘Monica Lewinsky-type’ dress.
“She originally claimed that the ‘event’ happened in 1994, and that she wore the Donna Karan dress on that day. The problem is that New York Times Fact Checkers found the dress wasn’t even made by Donna Karan until long after 1994.
“The truth is that she doesn’t know the day, month, season, year, or decade — because it did not happen. End this Witch Hunt now!”
Trump has always believed that Carroll was a Democrat operative backed by Democrat money, and he is not exactly wrong on that front.
For instance, Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, is financially backing Carroll. Additionally, her attorney is Roberta Kaplan, a liberal activist and the woman who worked to try to discredit the women who made allegations and then-Democrat Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo.
This is something else we will have to monitor in this case to see if it gets brushed under the rug or if it has an impact on the case.
Since Trump has not gotten any breaks from these judges thus far, I would not hold my breath.