Columnist E. Jean Carroll appeared on CNN’s “New Day” Monday where she said that she has received death threats after her accusation that President Donald Trump raped her in the mid-1990s.
Carroll told host Alisyn Camerota that the increase in negative attention has prompted her to stay off the Internet since the release of her statement, but that she is receiving support from those closest to her.
“I am not looking at death threats. The reason I appear to be a happy woman is because I’m not reading this stuff,” she told CNN’s, Alisyn Camerota.
E. Jean Carroll alleges Donald Trump attacked her at a New York luxury department store in the late 1990s.
Trump has denied the allegations, saying, “I have no idea who this woman is.”
— New Day (@NewDay) June 24, 2019
In her book, “What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal,” Carroll described an alleged incident where Trump “sexually assaulted her in the dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodman department store,” according to The Hill.
The president claims never to have met Carroll, despite being pictured with her at one time in New York Magazine but has maintained that the story was fabricated to sell books.
Carrol said that she did not make the incident up and that it’s not politically motivated saying that she “can’t name you the candidates who are running right now,” but said she was “fed up” with Trump, which is why she told this story almost 25 years later.
“He denies it, he turns it around, he attacks, he threatens, and then the next woman comes along. I am sick of it,” she added, in other women who have accused Trump of sexual assault. “It’s the only way to change things, we have to hold him accountable.”
Carroll isn’t the only woman who wants Trump to give an account for the accusations, however; the hosts of “The View” weighed in, putting their support behind an investigation into the incident.
Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Republican Sen. John McCain was not on Trump’s side either saying, “In general, I don’t believe anything anybody tells me without asking questions,” she said, but added that she “would like to open up the investigation”