Trump rape accuser E. Jean Carroll sues ex-president for defamation and battery | World | News

E Jean Carroll, a former magazine columnist, has launched a civil suit against ex-President Donald Trump for battery and defamation.

She has chosen to sue Mr Trump under the same law that allowed Prince Andrew’s accusers to pursue him. 

Ms Carroll has accused the former President of allegedly raping her in a department store’s dressing room.

The claims were lodged on the same day a new law in New York swung into action.