Columnist sues Trump for calling her sex assault claim a lie

JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — An advice columnist who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in a New York City department store dressing room in the 1990s sued him Monday, saying he defamed her by calling her a liar whom he had never even met. E. Jean Carroll's lawsuit, filed Monday in New York, says Trump "smeared her integrity, honesty and dignity — all in the national press" when he responded to her allegations, first broached in a New York magazine article this past June. "Nobody is entitled to conceal acts of sexual assault behind a wall of defamatory falsehoods and deflections," Carroll's lawyer Roberta Kaplan wrote in the suit. A message requesting comment was sent to a law firm that has represented Trump in other cases. Carroll, a longtime ad
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