Trump Teen Rape Accuser Bombarded With Death Threats, Forced To Cancel News Conference
A woman who filed a federal lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of repeatedly raping her two decades ago, when she was 13, abruptly canceled a news conference Wednesday, where she was to detail her claims to the public, because of several dead threats her lawyer said.
Attorney Lisa Bloom announced earlier Wednesday that the woman, who remains anonymous, would appear at Bloom’s Woodland Hills law office at 3 p.m. local time and apparently give up the “Jane Doe” pseudonym used in her suit. However, at the appointed hour, Bloom said the news conference was off because of an “overwhelming” number of dead threats.
“Jane Doe has received numerous threats today,” Bloom told the assembled journalists and TV cameras. “She has decided she is too afraid to show her face… She is in terrible fear.”
Bloom then apologized to the press corps.
Trump’s accuser claims that while she was exploring a modeling career in 1994, she attended a series of parties at the Manhattan home of prominent investor Jeffrey Epstein. She alleges that during those parties the real estate mogul raped her on several occasions, including one instance in which she says Trump tied her to a bed.
Epstein pleaded guilty in June 2008 to two state felony charges relating to prostitution and was sentenced to 18 months in jail. He served only 13 months before being released but was required to register as a sex offender.
Trump has publicly acknowledged that he knew Epstein and was aware of the investor’s interest in “younger” women.
“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump told New York Magazine back in 2002. “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. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”
Through his attorney, Trump has flatly denied the anonymous woman’s allegations.