- Donald Trump is on trial over E. Jean Carroll’s allegations that he raped, then defamed her.
- The former president has denied Carroll’s contentions.
- The trial continued Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.
Former President Donald Trump denied E. Jean Carroll’s sexual assault allegation in a videotaped deposition that was played in a Manhattan federal courtroom on Wednesday.
Carroll, the longtime Elle advice columnist, is suing Trump for rape and defamation, alleging that he raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s, and ruined her reputation when he called her a liar when she went public with the accusation years later.
“It didn’t happen,” Trump said, before proceeding to say that “if it did happen, it would have been reported in minutes” because Bergdorf Goodman is a “very busy store.”
“It’s the most ridiculous, disgusting story. It’s just made up.”