Writer who accused Donald Trump of rape files new lawsuit against ex-President

A writer who accused former President Donald Trump of rape has filed an upgraded lawsuit against him in New York.

E Jean Carroll, a former magazine columnist, launched a civil suit against the former President Donald Trump for battery and defamation on Thanksgiving just minutes after a new state law took effect allowing victims of sexual violence to sue over attacks that occurred decades ago. 

She filed the suit on Thursday, November 24, as the new law – named the Adult Survivors Act – provided former victims with a one-year filing window. 

Ms Carroll has previously accused the former President of allegedly raping her in a department store’s dressing room.

Donald Trump has denied the allegations. 

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