Now that only three weeks remain before Donald Trump is no longer president, all of the legal problems that have been placed on hold while he was head of state are about to come down on the Donald like the proverbial Sword of Damocles.
While Trump’s alleged financial crimes generally draw the most attention and are probably the ones the incumbent president most worries about coming back to haunt him, it’s worth noting that he’s also been accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape by 26 women.
One of those accusations was made by well-known writer E. Jean Carroll, who recalled how Trump raped her in a changing room at the New York department store Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-1990s. Carroll recalled the rape in her book, What Do We Need Men For?, writing:
“The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips. The next moment, still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I’m not certain — inside me. It turns into a colossal struggle.”
Carroll has subpoenaed Trump for a DNA sample to prove he did indeed rape her as part of a defamation lawsuit she has filed against him. However, Trump and his attorneys are fighting the court order, refusing to comply. But that could be about to change since he’ll no longer be a sitting president.
So will justice be done in the case of E. Jean Carroll? She certainly seems to believe it will, and she responded recently to a social media posting which suggested Trump would settle out of court just to make the case go away:
Carroll, however, borrowed a line from Trump himself, tweeting:
Donald Trump loves to brag that he never settles lawsuits, even though he does so all the time. Remember Trump University? He settled and paid $25 million to those he ripped off with his sham university that only had one purpose: To enrich Trump.
And now E. Jean Carroll is throwing that line right back in Donald’s face. But it’s probably safe to say that she won’t be settling. She doesn’t need or want Trump’s dirty money. She wants the truth about his disgusting, misogynistic behavior to be made public for all to see. May it happen and happen soon.