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Donald Trump Rape Lawsuit: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Donald Trump gives his supporters a thumbs up as he arrives for his campaign rally and prepares to begin his speech. (Getty)

UPDATE 11/4: On Friday, Politico reported that Jane Doe has dropped her lawsuit against Donald Trump. No explanation has been provided, and neither Jane Doe nor her lawyer has issued a statement.


The case of a woman suing Donald Trump for alleged sexual assault is beginning to receive more attention from voters.

A woman, who has not been publicly identified but who is being referred to as Jane Doe, alleges that Donald Trump sexually assaulted and raped her during four separate parties in 1994 when she was 13-years-old. She says that the parties were hosted by Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire who has since been convicted of soliciting an underage girl and who is a registered sex offender.

Jane Doe’s story is not new; it came out earlier this year when she filed a civil suit against Trump. But interest in it spiked today when the woman’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, announced that Jane Doe would be revealing her identity and speaking at a press conference. When the press conference was scheduled to start, Bloom came out and told reporters that her client changed her mind, being too afraid to come forward because she has received threats.

This sudden reversal only raised more questions about this case, which has been ongoing for several months but which has been viewed skeptically due to the anonymity of virtually everyone involved and the fact that the case has been thrown out of court several times.

Here’s what you need to know about Jane Doe and her lawsuit against Donald Trump.

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1. She Claims Trump Raped Her When She Was 13 Years Old

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Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Getty)

Jane Doe says that she was in New York in 1994 attempting to start a career as a model. She says she met a woman, who is going by the name Tiffany Doe in the lawsuit, who told her she could meet people in the industry at parties held by Jeffrey Epstein. Jane Doe says that on four occasions, during parties held by Epstein, Donald Trump sexually assaulted her. Jane Doe also says that she and several others were used as “sex slaves” at Epstein’s parties.

In the lawsuit, Jane Doe describes being tied down and raped by Donald Trump during her last encounter with him, saying that Trump subsequently threatened physical harm to her and her family if she ever came forward with the story. She also alleges that since the incident, Epstein himself has threatened her and has told her not to make the story public.

The lawsuit reads:

Defendant Trump initiated sexual contact with Plaintiff at four different parties. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied Plaintiff to a bed, exposed himself to Plaintiff, and then proceeded to forcibly rape Plaintiff. During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but with no effect. Defendant Trump responded to Plaintiff’s pleas by violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted.

The woman who allegedly introduced Jane Doe to Epstein’s parties, Tiffany Doe, gave a statement in the lawsuit and said that she personally witnessed four sexual encounters between Jane Doe and Donald Trump. Tiffany Doe also claims that at the time, she was working for Jeffrey Epstein, and it was her job to supervise sexual encounters between the underage girls Epstein hired and his guests.

The lawsuit also identifies a woman going by the pseudonym Joan Doe, who says she is a former classmate of Jane Doe and that Jane Doe told her about the incident during the summer of 1994.

Jane Doe’s lawsuit accuses Trump of rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse, forcible touching, assault, battery, intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress, duress and false imprisonment. She is seeking $75,000, in addition to legal fees.

The identities of the three women key to the case are not known at this time.


2. Donald Trump Knew Jeffrey Epstein at the Time

As cited in the lawsuit, it is true that Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein knew each other in the 1990s. In a 2002 New York magazine profile of Epstein, Trump said he has known him since 1987.

“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump said in the piece. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”

Bill Clinton has also had a relationship with Epstein, having traveled in his private jet at least 10 times over the years, according to Vice.

In 2008, Jeffrey Epstein was convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution, according to The Daily Beast. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, serving 13 months. He is now a registered sex offender and has been sued multiple times over the years by women who accuse him of rape and of holding them as sex slaves.


3. The Statute of Limitations for Rape in New York Has Expired

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Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Westgate Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 14, 2015. (Getty)

You might be wondering how Jane Doe can actually sue Trump, seeing as in the state of New York, the statute of limitations for rape in civil cases is five years. Jane Doe’s lawyers have argued that this statute should be waived because she was too afraid to file the suit during the five years following the incident because she had allegedly been threatened by both Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein.

The suit reads:

Any statute of limitations applicable to rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse, forcible touching, assault, battery, intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment of a minor, if any, is tolled owing to the continuous and active duress imposed upon Plaintiff by Defendants that effectively robbed Plaintiff of her free will to commence legal action until the present time.

The suit was originally filed in April of 2016, with Jane Doe using the pseudonym Katie Johnson, but it was thrown out for failing to make an adequate civil rights claim. It was then refiled in New York, but the case was again dismissed, this time because the address listed on the suit was of a foreclosed home. The lawsuit was refiled in June, and then refiled another time on September 30th.

A previous version of the lawsuit claimed that Trump gave Jane Doe money to get an abortion. This claim was later removed.

Some legal experts have questioned whether Jane Doe has enough evidence to make any sort of successful case.

“Other than an affidavit by another unidentified woman who claims to have witnessed the encounters, there appears to be no other evidence concerning what happened,” Rachel Stockman wrote on LawNewz back in June, although this was before the second anonymous witness became involved in the case. “This woman does not indicate that she ever went to police. In addition, no other evidence like DNA or taped conversations has surfaced.”


4. Trump Calls the Allegation ‘Categorically False’ and ‘Disgusting’

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Donald Trump at the Marc Jacobs fashion show in September 2004. (Getty)

Donald Trump has denied every bit of Jane Doe’s allegation, saying that her story is categorically false and that it is being told for attention or for political purposes.

“The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, perhaps, are simply politically motivated,” Trump told Radar Online. “There is absolutely no merit to these allegations. Period.”

None of the other women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault over the past month are actually suing him, instead just telling their story to various media outlets. Jane Doe is the first who is taking Trump to court and seeking financial damages, originally asking for $100 million but now asking for $75,000 and legal fees. But unlike every other Trump accuser, Jane Doe is not going public with her real name at this time.

Trump’s attorney, Alan Garten, told LawNewz that the suit is nothing but a publicity stunt aimed at smearing the Republican presidential nominee. Garten also threatened to file for sanctions against Francis Meagher, Jane Doe’s original attorney.

“I don’t know of any attorney in this country worthy of being admitted by any bar who would sign legal papers attesting to such outrageous facts,” Garten said.

A pre-trial conference was originally scheduled for early September, but it was later pushed back until October and then until December 16, 2016, over a month after the presidential election.

Many journalists have questioned the veracity of Jane Doe’s claims, particularly due to her anonymity. A piece in Jezebel recounts how the allegations were floated to journalists by anti-Trump individuals for almost a year, but requests for further information and requests to interview Jane Doe were denied. Although you might wonder why a major presidential candidate being accused of raping a 13-year-old child isn’t bigger news, it’s all of these questions that have kept it from becoming a larger story.


5. Her Attorney is Lisa Bloom, the Daughter of Gloria Allred

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Lisa Bloom attends daughter Sarah Bloom’s graduation from Fordam Law School at Beacon Theatre on May 18, 2015 in New York City. (Getty)

At the press conference today, Jane Doe was scheduled to speak with her attorney, Lisa Bloom. Instead, Bloom came out alone, saying Jane Doe would not be speaking. Bloom is the daughter of Gloria Allred, famous civil rights lawyer who has represented several of the women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault.

Bloom is also a legal analyst for NBC News. In June, she wrote a piece for The Huffington Post arguing that the lawsuit filed by Jane Doe against Trump should not be ignored.

“We live in a world where wealthy, powerful men often use and abuse women and girls,” she wrote. “While these allegations may shock some, as a lawyer who represents women in sexual abuse cases every day, I can tell you that sadly, they are common, as is an accuser’s desire to remain anonymous, and her terror in coming forward. What do you call a nation that refuses to even look at sexual assault claims against a man seeking to lead the free world? Rape culture. We ignore the voices of women at our peril.”

Lisa Bloom is also currently representing Jill Harth, a makeup artist who has accused Donald Trump of attempted rape. When Donald Trump threatened to sue the women who have accused him of sexual assault, Bloom’s firm released a statement saying that if he does so, Harth will countersue for emotional hurt and lost income.

“My law firm will continue to proudly represent Jill and any other accusers sued by Donald Trump and crowd fund defense costs,” Bloom said in a statement. “…I reject Donald Trump’s efforts to to intimidate and silence women.”

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  2. All the ‘locker room’ allegations run as if it they were taken from a political playbook on dirty tricks. They bring to mind the fabricated William Roache Trial with the two sisters. I suppose she’ll appear on Monday and the MSM will cover it unti lthe polls close for maximum effect.

    • It’s a pornstar,it’s a pornstar.
      The pornstar and her attorney Gloria Allred ,is suing Donald Trump, claiming because of his huge hands ruined her career by making it to sloppy to show on camera.
      The life of a pornstar what are you going to do.
      I guess just bend over and take it in the ?

  3. So what is a 13 year old “girl” doing going to those parties. Meeting someone for modeling jobs should be supervised by a guardian or parent. Never at an adult party, I don’t care who it is. There are professional ways, this appears unlikely to be above board.

  4. IF the ‘victim’ in question truly was assaulted or raped by Trump or anyone else I am truly sorry for her but, she has waited 17 years past the legal statute of limitations for her case. There are several red flags here that smell highly of Democrats dirty work! 1) A 13 year old girl should not be going to ANY adult parties, modeling auditions or shoots or anywhere where there are mainly adults, especially in NY City without a parent with her! 2) If this allegation is true then their so called witness should also be in trouble with the law for admitting she worked for Jeffrey Epstein & her job was getting & bringing him underage girls for sex & she’s admitted to watching it happen & doing nothing about it! How old was she at this time? 3) It is extremely convenient that she waits 22 years & doesn’t seek any type of retribution until 7 months before the election? 4) If I remember correctly Lisa Bloom’s mother, Gloria Allred is a friend of Hillary’s & I believe either hosted, co-hosted or was an attendee at one of the mega dollar a plate fundraisers for Hillary out in LA & 5) It just seems a little more than coincidental & interesting that Gloria Allred & her daughter, Lisa Bloom…..both very liberal idealistic women, would be the ones involved with bringing Trump’s ‘accusers’ into the limelight & headlines! As I said at the beginning…..if the one who claims Trump raped her when she was 13 in 1994 & for that matter….if any of the ‘accusers’ were truly molested, assaulted or abused in any way by Trump that caused them injury, physical &/or mental, then I am extremely sorry for each one of them….I do however, call into question their timing on coming forward with their information.

    • It often takes victims years to come to terms with what happened to them. Children (13 year olds) often feel they were somehow responsible for what happened to them, and don’t understand that at that age, they are not capable of giving consent. Given the nature of the parties as they are described, alchohol and drugs also likely played a part in how she dealt with things. Until you have been raped, and even if you have, you have absolutely no right to judge another person’s story. If you are capable of giving the alleged rapist the benefit of the doubt, you must give the alleged victim at least the same level of respect.

    • As a survivor of sexual abuse beginning at a very young age of 4 ( my earliest memory of being assaulted and witness at age 10 of another 4 he old assaulted violently by the same person who was also my father I can tell you first hand that no matter how violent the assault if you are afraid of the person who assaulted you to aren’t gonna say a word and hope they just go away .you don’t say a word for years but one day you are confronted with knowing that abuser is about to assault someone else and the only one who can prevent his next victimfrom facing what you know he has done before and you panic and do what you have to do no matter how much you fear or embarrssment you face because not saying something literally means co signing what will happen if you do not do what must be done to spare one more child from being brutaly violated . you dont wait becsuse you lied you wait because you ate traumatized and once you are out in a position of reliving that trauma your abuser is suddenly in your face and In the case of a pets like trump someone about to be elected leader of a nation ? You speak out ni t for yourself by for the sake of doing what’s right PREVENTING MORE VICTIMS .PERIOD . Until to have endured the type of violent assault this girl claims to have been out thru you can’t possibly begin to understand what she feels ,reasons for waiting to speak up this long or why she chose to wait until now . I understand perfectly well and if she had a site until AFTER he was elected and not before you may have had a valid point .But personally I believe her and knowing first hand what type of personality a sexual predator typically has. I would have to say he fits the profit to a tee . I believe she is doing the right thing .It’s the only way she can process seeing his face sail sail the news and now as her PRESIDENT . God help this country . And this girl is being brave because she needs closure not to falsly accuse someone

  5. We know Bill Clinton was with Epstein’s guests 26 times according to the manifest of Epsteins pilot. Alan Dershowitz OJ Attorney represented Epstein and wrote a 23 page letter to the courts claiming Epstein co-founded the CLINTON FOUNDATION, DOJ ‘s plea agreement sealed evidence and hid the glient black book 97 pages long. Open this file and see if Trump or Clinton had the influence to hide such evidence. Make your efforts about facts, not about politics.

  6. It was reported in Western Journalism today, that this alleged 13 year old “rape victim” has now dropped her lawsuit, after failing to show up at a press conference. Previously to that, this alleged claim was earlier dismissed when the details and address given of this alleged victim turned out to be false.

  7. It was reported today that this alleged 13 year old rape accuser whom no one has ever seen in public, has dropped her lawsuit. She was also a no-show at a press conference. Her previously filed claim was earlier dismissed for having provided false details and a false address.

    • Either that or they realized that almost 50% of the country supports the man who raped them, many of his supporters are extremists who threaten to bring out their muskets if they so much as THINK someone is disagreeing with them (such as the black Trump supporter that got mauled by white Trump supporters at one of his rallies, and when Ben Carson was also badly battered and dragged out of a different rally because Trump supporters thought they were protestors because they were black). If I had been raped by Trump at such a young age and knew that coming out with it and giving away my address would also mean letting all of his mindless supporters know where I live, I would back down out of fear and hopelessness too. He has more power, more money, and plenty of supporters who would gladly show up at my house to shut me up for good. I’m sure there are a lot of people who assume that rape victim means porn star, for whatever reason, just like black skin means lower class citizen. As a disgrace of a human being once tweeted: “SAD.”