E. Jean Carroll's New York Magazine account of an alleged sexual assault by President Trump is stunning enough. Her outfit choice on the cover only adds to it.
In a first-person account published Friday in New York Magazine's The Cut, the longtime Elle columnist recounts a list of "hideous men" she says assaulted her during her life. Among them, Carroll alleges, is Trump, who she says raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman's dressing room in the mid-1990s.
Sometime in 1995 or 1996, Carroll says that she encountered Trump at the store and they went to a dressing room together. Once inside, Carroll writes he opened the overcoat she was wearing, "unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I'm not certain — inside me." The "coatdress still hangs on the back of my closet door, unworn and unlaundered since that evening," Carroll continued — something that changed when she donned it for this New York Magazine cover.
In a Friday statement, the White House said "this is a completely false and unrealistic story surfacing 25 years after allegedly taking place and was created simply to make the president look bad." Read Carroll's whole piece at New York Magazine.