De Blasio: NYPD Will Investigate Allegation That Trump Raped Writer E. Jean Carroll


NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio told NY1 on Saturday that the NYPD will investigate the allegation that Donald Trump raped "Elle" advice columnist E. Jean Carroll in the mid-1990s as soon as they receive a complaint from the victim. President Trump has vigorously denied the accusation.

"This is the most serious of all the charges [against Trump]. The moment we in New York City and our police department have a complaint we will investigate it immediately and we will find out the truth," de Blasio, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, told NY1's Grace Rauh.

Law & Crime notes that the incident is alleged to have occurred before New York removed the 5-year statute of limitations for first-degree rape in 2006.

Carroll spoke to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the incident on Saturday's Weekend Edition:

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