E. Jean Carroll reportedly considering pursuing legal action against Trump

Writer E. Jean Carroll told the Daily Beast Monday that she is considering pursuing legal action against President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE over a sexual assault she says happened 23 years ago.

“I hadn’t thought about pressing charges, but now people are convincing me that it's smart,” she told the outlet. “If I get a really smart attorney, we might be able to get around [the statute]. I’ll be exploring it.”

Carroll alleged last month that Trump assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in Manhattan 23 years ago.


Two women told The New York Times Carroll confided in them about her story of assault in the 1990s.

Trump has denied the allegation, telling The Hill in an exclusive interview that "she’s not my type." The president has denied all of the allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

Carroll had said in June that she would not pursue legal action against the President.

“I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection,” Carroll said at the time on MSNBC.