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Trump says rape accuser ‘totally lying’ and ‘not my type’

US President Donald Trump has said a writer who has accused him of raping her is "totally lying" and is "not my type".

E. Jean Carroll, 75, said she was raped in the dressing room of a New York department store in the mid-1990s.

The columnist made the claim in her new book, part of which was published in New York Magazine on Friday.

Mr Trump told The Hill: "I'll say it with great respect: Number one, she's not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?"

Mr Trump said he had never met Ms Carroll, adding: "I don't know anything about her.

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"I know nothing about this woman. I know nothing about her. She is – it's just a terrible thing that people can make statements like that."

Responding to his comments, Ms Carroll told CNN: "I love that I'm not his type.

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"He denies, he turns it around, he threatens and he attacks."

Image: E. Jean Carroll claims Mr Trump raped her in the dressing room of a department store in the mid-1990s

Ms Carroll also published a photo that identified Mr Trump, his then wife Ivana, Ms Carroll and her then husband John Johnson at a party in around 1987.

But Mr Trump said: "Standing with my coat on in a line – give me a break – with my back to the camera.

"I have no idea who she is."

Recounting the alleged attack, Ms Carroll wrote Mr Trump requested her help buying lingerie for a female friend and asked her to model a "lacy see-thRead More – Source

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