President Donald Trump has again denied sexual assault allegations from E. Jean Carroll, claiming, “Number one, she's not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?" Carroll is the twenty-fourth woman to come forward with sexual assault allegations against the president.
Carroll alleges that the president forced himself on her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in late 1995 or early 1996. She came forward with the allegations in a New York magazine article, and the allegations are expected to appear in her forthcoming book, What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal.
President Trump also denied even knowing Carroll, despite a photograph included in the New York magazine article depicting Trump and Carroll in a conversation at a party. This most recent denial is his third since Carroll has come forward. He has previously accused her of “trying to sell a new book” and “peddling fake news.” In response to Trump’s “not my type” comments, Carroll said, “I love that I’m not his type.”
President Trump made similar remarks about another accuser, Jessica Leeds, in 2016.