Magazine advice columnist sues Donald Trump for calling her sex assault claim a lie 

An advice columnist who claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a New York department store dressing room in the 1990s is now suing him for defamation.

E. Jean Carroll filed a legal case on Monday in New York.

In it she claims Mr Trump harmed her reputation and career when he said she was lying and that he’d never even met her.

Carroll first made the assault allegation in a New York magazine article in June.

At the time Mr Trump said she was "totally lying."

He added: "I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened.

"I know nothing about this woman. I know nothing about her. It’s just a terrible thing that people can make statements like that."

Carroll has claimed that a friendly encounter with Mr Trump at Bergdorf Goodman in 1995 or 1996 turned violent when the property mogul pushed her up against a dressing room wall and forced himself on her. 

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