Attorneys for a girl who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her within the 1990s are asking for a DNA pattern, searching for to find out whether or not his genetic materials is on a costume she says she wore throughout the encounter.
"The unidentified male DNA in the dress could show that Donald Trump not only knows who I am, but also violently assaulted me in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman and then defamed me by lying about it and challenging my character".
In early November, E. Jean Carroll had attacked the American president in defamation within the State of NY: he had affirmed that she had invented his accusations.
Several other people have already been tested and eliminated as possible contributors to the DNA sample found on the test, according to a lab report obtained by the Associated Press. After the publication of this testimony, in June 2019 within the journal NY, the republican billionaire had assured to have "Never met this particular person from (her) life".
Carroll's lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, said in a statement that DNA testing in these types of cases "has become standard operating procedure", and "there really is no valid basis for him to object".
"Unidentified male DNA on the costume might present that Donald Trump not exclusively is conscious of who I'm, however moreover that he violently assaulted me in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman after which defamed me by lying about it and impugning my character", Carroll talked about in a press launch Thursday.
She said she happened to run into the real estate mogul at the department store where they chatted and joked together until Trump cornered her in a dressing room, yanked down her tights, and raped her. Carroll said she fought back and eventually got away. Carroll also seeks a retraction and unspecified damages from Trump after his previous refusal.
A legal notice, seen by Reuters and verified by lawyers for the columnist E Jean Carroll, was dated Thursday and expected to be filed with the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.
Trump's lawyer has tried to get the case thrown out.
The Related Press usually doesn't title folks who say they've been sexually assaulted, except they arrive ahead publicly.
Former president Bill Clinton famously underwent such a test during an independent counsel investigation into whether he had a sexual relationship with one-time White House intern Monica Lewinsky and then lied in denying it under oath.
After Clinton's DNA was discovered on the costume, he acknowledged an "inappropriate intimate relationship" with Lewinsky. Trump has denied knowing Carroll and the alleged encounter.
A partner in the effort is Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior adviser.