Federal Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump of Raping 13-Year-Old Girl
A lawsuit filed in a New York federal court on Monday accuses presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of committing a “savage sexual attack” against a 13-year-old girl at a sex party hosted by a convicted pedophile friend.
The New York Daily News reports the lawsuit, which was originally dismissed by a Los Angeles judge last month, reportedly because the plaintiff filed the wrong form, claims that the alleged victim, identified in court documents as Jane Doe, was attacked by Trump at a series of Manhattan orgies organized by billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. The lawsuit alleges Trump and Epstein lured her and other girls to Epstein’s mansion with promises of a modeling career, but instead brutally attacked the plaintiff. Trump allegedly tied the child to a bed before raping and hitting her. When she pleaded with him to stop, Trump allegedly responded by “violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted.” The woman also claims Trump threatened to harm her family if she told anyone.
“Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened me that, were I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not killed,” the plaintiff said in an affidavit.
The alleged victim claims she was too scared to come forward until this year and has asked the court to waive the statute of limitations, which for most sexual assault claims in New York is five years.
Trump has previously blasted the rape allegations as untrue. “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,” the candidate told Radar Online in April. “There is absolutely no merit to these allegations. Period.”
Epstein also denies the allegations. The 63-year-old financier, who is widely believed to have preyed upon dozens of underage girls in the 1990s and 2000s, pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting a minor for sex. He was sentenced to 18 months in the Palm Beach County, Florida jail, followed by a year of house arrest and designation as a sex offender. Trump has previously hinted at his friend’s penchant for “younger” partners.
“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump said in an interview with New York magazine. “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.”