REPORT: Dress Carroll Alleges to Have Worn During Assault Did Not Exist at Time

 January 26, 2024

Donald Trump may have just gotten his first real break in the defamation suit brought against him by author E. Jean Carroll.

In describing the alleged attack that took place, Carroll claims that she was wearing a Donna Karan blazer dress… only it reportedly did not exist at the time of the alleged attack.

Talking Points…
- The dress
- Pushback on the timeline
- Analysis

The Dress

When Carroll went public with her story in 2019, she got the cover of New York Magazine. In that photo shoot, Carroll claimed that the dress she wore for the cover shoot was the same dress that Donald Trump assaulted her in… a Donna Karan blazer dress.

According to Carroll, while wearing that dress, she was assaulted by Trump in the dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodman store, an assault that Trump claims never took place.

That, of course, led to Trump shredding Carroll on social media, ultimately leading to Carroll's defamation lawsuit being filed against Trump.

Did the Dress Exist?

Carroll could not remember the exact day when she was allegedly assaulted, but she did say that it had happened sometime in the 1990s, later zeroed in to sometime in 1994. The problem, however, is that Carroll's dress was not even made in 1994. Trump attorney Boris Epshteyn stated:

"She said, this is the dress I wore in 1994. They went back, they checked. The dress wasn't even made in 1994.

"And that's why the date's moved around. This is the 80s. Is it the 90s? Is it the 2000s? President Trump has consistently stated that he was falsely accused and he has the right to defend himself."

Trump then responded about the discrepancy on Truth Social, posting:

"E. Jean Carroll was forced to change her story on the 'Monica Lewinsky-type' dress. She originally claimed that the 'event' happened in 1994, and that she wore the Donna Karan dress on that day. The problem is that New York Times Fact Checkers found the dress wasn't even made by Donna Karan until long after 1994.

"The truth is that she doesn't know the day, month, season, year, or decade — because it did not happen. End this Witch Hunt now!"


So far, the only photo proof that Trump even knew Carroll is a photo taken at a greeting line for an event over three decades ago. Trump has always adamantly denied the Carroll allegations, and now he is starting to pitch the idea she was sent after him by Democrat operatives.

And, as it turns out, one of her attorneys is Roberta Kaplan, a prominent Democrat Party activist who had led Time's Up, but she was forced out after it was revealed that she was trying to torpedo Andrew Cuomo accusers.

Most of the comments made by Trump against Carroll are centered around her allegations, so if her allegations are proven to be false, what impact, if any, would that have on the ruling that has already come down in the case, as well as the second case moving forward?

This case has already turned contentious, with Trump daring the judge to kick him out of the courtroom. And I can only imagine that Trump will become more boisterous with this latest revelation.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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