In her recounting of her "Most Hideous Men of My Life List", Carroll alleges that Trump assaulted her after following her into a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman in late 1995 or early 1996.
According to the account, President Trump told Carroll he needed advice on buying a gift for a girl. In her telling, he then urged her to try on a lace body suit as she jokingly suggested he try it on herself.
Of course I haven't wanted to say this out loud.
"It goes with your eyes", I say, laughing and throwing it back. "Try this on" and he holds it up against my body. "One of them encouraged her to go to the police, and the other advised against it. "'Tell no one.
She then described an apparent rape.
MSNBC Host Lawrence O'Donnell asked why Carroll kept the dress all these years.
And she said she had stayed silent because she was "a coward". "I didn't bag it up, I didn't do any.it sat there behind the raincoats, that's it".
She said she felt like she had disappointed all the readers of her "Ask E. Jean" column in Elle magazine who have confided in her about their problems with men over the past 26 years.
The US president says he has never met E. Jean Carroll and the writer's motivation behind the claim is "to sell a new book".
The level of detail, and the fact that two friends she told about the encounter at the time confirm her memories of their conversations, make Carroll's recollection horribly credible.
When Carroll meets Donald Trump in Bergdorf Goodman, the encounter starts as a friendly one.
"No", Carroll said. "I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the [Southern] border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection".
Weinstein was able to both protect himself and to gain access to his victims by being one of the few people in the entertainment industry who consistently helped create great roles for women.
"Mine was three minutes; I'm a mature woman, I can handle it".
It doesn't matter if you believe her on this point. "I just thought this was the greatest joke in the world". The White House denied the accusation to NY magazine, calling it a "fake" story "created simply to make the president look bad".
The president also denied the allegation of sexual assault, saying a statement released to the White House press pool that he has never met Carroll.
The article includes a photo of Trump and Carroll, along with their then-spouses at an NBC party around 1987.
You can read Carroll's entire account, which is an excerpt from her forthcoming book What Do We Need Men For? It should be sold in the ﬁction section.
In the statement, Trump argued that false sexual assault allegations are "an epidemic", an argument that he made during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, when he said that it was a "a very scary time for young men in America". When the tape became public weeks before the November 2016 general election, Mr Trump said he never acted in any of the ways described on the tape, and described it as just "locker-room talk".