Journalist who claims Trump raped her wants his DNA

Lawyers for a magazine columnist who has accused Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s have asked the US president to provide a DNA sample.

E Jean Carroll’s legal team want to determine whether Mr Trump’s genetic material is on a dress the journalist says she was wearing during the alleged encounter.

The legal team served notice to a lawyer for Mr Trump to submit a sample from his cheek, blood or skin cells in Washington on 2 March.

The sample would be used for “analysis and comparison against unidentified male DNA present on the dress”.

While the notice is a demand, such demands often spur court fights requiring a judge to weigh in on whether they will be enforced.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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