E. Jean Carroll says she’s received death threats since making allegations against Trump

Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll told CNN on Monday she has received death threats since the Friday release of an excerpt from her forthcoming book in which she accuses President Trump of raping her more than 20 years ago.

Carroll told CNN’s “New Day” that she has stayed off the Internet since the release of the excerpt and received support from her social circle, but that she has learned secondhand of the threats.

“I am not looking at death threats. The reason I appear to be a happy woman is because I’m not reading this stuff,” she told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.

{mosads}Carroll’s book, “What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal,” describes an alleged incident in which Trump sexually assaulted her in the dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodman department store. Trump has denied the claim and said he had never met Carroll despite a photo of the two published in New York Magazine.

Carroll also denied Trump’s claim that she invented the incident to sell books, telling Camerota that the book is intended as an indictment of a broader culture rather than Trump in particular and that he is not mentioned in its official description.

She also denied political motivations, saying she “can’t name you the candidates who are running right now,” saying her motivation for accusing Trump was simply that she was “fed up.”

“He denies it, he turns it around, he attacks, he threatens, and then the next woman comes along. I am sick of it,” she added, in reference to the numerous other women who have accused Trump of sexual assault. “It’s the only way to change things, we have to hold him accountable.”

More than a dozen women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, with some of the allegations stretching back decades.

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