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on the line E. Jean Carroll says she has put her 'life on the line' in accusing Trump of sexual assault
June 24, 2019

Writer E. Jean Carroll is speaking out in a new interview after accusing President Trump of sexual assault, saying she has put her life on the line in doing so.

Carroll spoke on CNN's New Day after on Friday accusing Trump of sexually assaulting in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s, saying the experience of coming forward is "not easy." While saying she has stayed off the internet, she said she has been told she has received death threats.

"I would never ask another human being to go through this," Carroll said. "I put my reputation on the line. I put my livelihood on the line ... And I put my life on the line." She went on to say that "people have told me I have to be careful."

Trump has denied Carroll's allegation, accusing her of making up the story to sell books. Carroll denied this, saying her book is not about Trump and that "male authors never get this question." She also denied that she's coming forward with her allegation for political reasons.

"I'm barely political," Carroll said. "I can't name you the candidates who are running right now." She added that she is "fed up" and that she "can't believe that he is in the White House," later saying that Trump — and "a lot of guys" — must be held "accountable." Brendan Morrow