Donald Trump is no stranger to lawsuits. Whether he’s filing them or having them filed against him, Trump is known to be a very litigious kind of guy. With over 3500 lawsuits over the last 30 years, what’s one more lawsuit added to the list even if it’s a civil lawsuit in federal court where it’s alleged that Trump once raped a 13-year-old girl?
This from Gothamist:
A federal lawsuit filed Monday in New York accuses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of repeatedly raping a 13-year-old girl more than 20 years ago, at several Upper East Side parties hosted by convicted sex offender and notorious billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein.
The suit, first reported by the Real Deal, accuses Trump and Epstein of luring the anonymous plaintiff and other young women to four parties at Epstein’s so-called Wexner Mansion at 9 East 71st Street. Epstein allegedly lured the plaintiff, identified in the suit only as Jane Doe, with promises of a modeling career and cash.
Another anonymous woman, identified in additional testimony as Tiffany Doe, corroborates Jane’s allegations, testifying that she met Epstein at Port Authority, where he hired her to recruit other young girls for his parties.
[…] Jane Doe filed a similar suit in California in April, under the name Katie Johnson, also accusing Trump and Epstein of rape. That suit was dismissed on the grounds of improper paperwork—the address affiliated with her name was found to be abandoned. Today’s suit confirms that the plaintiffs are one and the same.
Monday’s complaint details extremely violent and horrific alleged encounters between Trump and Doe. In what Doe’s attorneys describe as a “savage sexual attack,” Trump allegedly tied her to a bed and exposed himself before raping her. When she pleaded that he stop, Trump allegedly “responded… by violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted,” according to the suit.
Afterwards, Trump allegedly threatened the plaintiff, saying that her family would be “physically harmed if not killed” if she were to speak about the abuses. Epstein allegedly proceeded to rape Doe twice more, attempted to strike her, and screamed that he, rather than Trump, should have taken her virginity. Epstein also allegedly reiterated threats to Doe’s family.
You’d think that as much as Trump has been categorized as a sexist pig, that this would be a big story in our news cycle. But then again, Trump is a very wealthy white man, so quite naturally, as privilege would have it, he too can get away with anything without being held accountable.
My guess is that this is precisely the reason why these allegations and subsequent lawsuit filed in federal court this week isn’t more fodder for cable news networks. After all, it’s not like Trump is a famous black comedian with a onetime highly famous 90s family sitcom or anything. I know he is running for president, but what’s one lowly rape accusation? I mean, it’s not like he’s being accused by 40 or so women. Nor is Trump being accused of putting the nation’s national security at risk by using an unauthorized private email server. Important shit like that is what deserves scrutiny in the press. The alleged rape of a 13-year-old-girl at a party with your wealthy real estate investor buddies? Yeah, not so much.