Lawyers for a woman who accuses President Trump for raping her in the 1990s are requesting a DNA sample to determine if his genetic material is on a dress she wore during the encounter.
E. Jean Carroll’s lawyers served notice to a Trump attorney this past Thursday for Trump to submit a sample on March 2 in Washington for “analysis and comparison against unidentified male DNA present on the dress.”
After the president denied her allegation, Carroll filed a defamation suit against Trump in November. Roberta Kaplan, her lawyer, then had the black wool coat-style dress tested.
A lab report with the legal notice reports DNA found on the sleeves was a mix of at least four people, at least one of the male. Multiple other people were tested and eliminated as possible contributors to the mix; their names are redacted.
Last summer, Carroll accused Trump of raping her in a Manhattan luxury department store dressing room in the mid-1990s.
The very next month, Carroll revealed in a New York magazine peice how she met Trump by chance and headed to the lingerie department for Trump to pick out a gift for a woman.
She allegedly joked about trying on a bodysuit in a dressing room which led Trump to reach under her black wool dress, pull down her tights and raped her as she tried to fight him off, eventually escaping.