“The world should know what’s really going on. Instead, she was informed that her contract, which was supposed to go through July of this year, was being terminated. E. Jean Carroll poses for a photo in New York, June 23, 2019. Jean and I have known each other for more than two decades and she will always be part of the Elle DNA. “Under Nina, Elle has been less into politics or news,” Ms. Carroll said. He seizes both my arms and pushes me up against the wall a second time, and, as I become aware of how large he is, he holds me against the wall with his shoulder and jams his hand under my coat dress and pulls down my tights.”, Carroll continues, “I am astonished by what I’m about to write: I keep laughing. Her voice is so modern, quirky, and cheeky. Success! CNN Sans ™ & © 2016 Cable News Network. A Modest Proposal,” excerpts of which were published earlier Friday in New York Magazine. “We didn’t put Trump on the cover of the book. But long before this fraught moment in the media's glare, Carroll was a journalistic luminary, known for her Ask E. Jean advice column, and for being a … “If you ever wondered whether women’s magazines are really on the side of women, I think this says all we need to know,” said Nancy Jo Sales, a magazine writer. Carroll, famed for her “Ask E. Jean” column which has appeared in Elle magazine since 1993, will appear on the cover of New York Magazine’s June 27th edition. The changes at Elle, many of them in response to the economic challenges of the magazine industry, reflect big shifts at its parent company, Hearst, which is also facing tension with employees who recently unionized. The two friends confirmed their accounts to the magazine, and one of those friends, who wished to remain anonymous, spoke to CNN and recalled Carroll describing the alleged attack soon after it occurred. It includes Donald Trump, who assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room, and former CBS CEO Les Moonves. Jean Carroll was long a beloved voice in the pages of Elle, the decision not to renew her contract was a business decision and had nothing to do with politics,” it said. Carroll told CNN that when she talks about the incident, she does not refer to the alleged assault as rape. We applaud and support her for coming forward with telling her story. The … 4:34 PM EDT, Sat June 22, 2019, Writer accusing Trump of sexual assault speaks out, Biden: Science team 'among the brightest, most dedicated'. Elle covered the story, reporting on her book’s revelations and the reaction to them on its website. (The New York cover story, “Hideous Men,” was edited by Laurie Abraham, one of Ms. Carroll’s former editors at Elle. She has made the magazine more visual, and amped up its social media presence. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images, FBI director speaks publicly for first time since Capitol riots, Pence makes surprise visit to Capitol to thank National Guard, Biden: Real pain overwhelming the real economy, Moving trucks spotted at White House as staffers clean out their desks. “Extremely disappointing from the woman’s mag that historically has done more hard hitting reporting and taken stands than most,” Clara Jeffery, the editor of Mother Jones magazine, wrote on Twitter. © 2020 Cable News Network. It also ran a column in print (but not online) last fall in which Ms. Carroll explained why she had decided to come forward at last. “Oh, my God, I adore E. Jean!” she said in a 2018 interview, about a year after taking over. Trump also implied Friday that Democrats could be involved in Carroll’s “false accusations” but did not offer any details as to how. became the editor in chief of Elle magazine. “Yes, it was an attack. And I didn’t know (Carroll’s) husband, but he was a newscaster,” said Trump, who was married to Ivana Trump at the time. In 2018, David Carey, the president of Hearst Magazines for eight years, stepped down. In her memoir, ‘What Do We Need Men For?’, writer E. Jean Carroll made a list of the ‘hideous men’ in her life who have mistreated her. “I am speaking out now for the women who have spoken out and have met their doom. The journalist and advice columnist sued Trump in November 2019. E Jean Carroll has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s Photograph: John Minchillo/AP R e u t e r s Fri 15 Jan 2021 22.49 EST Carroll told CNN she was reluctant to share her story sooner because other women were already speaking out about Trump’s alleged inappropriate behavior in 2016. E Jean Carroll, One of America's best known advice columnists claims that she was raped by Donald Trump inside a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-90s. Joe Raedle/Getty Images, Donald Trump's plan to move to Mar-a-Lago faces challenges. “E. Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images, Historian on Trump's legacy: He's an 'asterisk president', New timeline shows just how close rioters got to Pence and his family, FBI warns of potential armed protests across country, Photographer snaps notes of MyPillow CEO after visiting Trump, Congressman concerned about being harmed by fellow lawmakers, Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, DC officers speak out following Capitol riot, Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville, a Republican from Alabama, stands for a photo at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 9, 2020. Her "Ask E. Jean" column appeared in Elle magazine from 1993 through 2019 and was ranked one of the five best magazine columns (along with Anthony Lane of The New Yorker and Lewis Lapham of Harper's Magazine) by the Chicago Tribune in 2003. By Thursday, Ms. Carroll said she had received inquiries from four other publications asking if she would consider writing for them. “And now, look what happened.”. In a statement, Ms. Garcia, said: “E. I have my wife standing next to me. PHOTO: In the fall of 2017, when Nina Garcia, the fashion editor and “Project Runway” judge, became the editor in chief of Elle magazine, E. Jean Carroll felt she needed to fight for her job. In an article published Friday on New York magazine's website, Carroll says Trump attacked her inside a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid '90s. The defamation case against Donald Trump has taken a new turn, with E Jean Carroll, ... of a New York department store in the 1990s in a book excerpt published in a 2019 edition of New York magazine. Ms. Carroll, 76, was contacted by a Hearst editor, Erin Hobday, who asked if she was free for a call; Ms. Carroll thought she was being invited to the company holiday party. He apologized and dismissed his remarks on the “Access Hollywood” video as nothing more than “locker room” talk. “Early on, Jean was inclusive and, you could argue, ‘woke.’”, But the days of lucrative magazine contracts are largely a thing of the past. What a shortsighted thing to do.”. Trump also claimed he “never met this person” in a statement on Friday. “I said, ‘Here’s some hula hoops, let’s get it going girl!’” she recalled in a phone interview. In a 2017 article about Whitney Wolfe, the founder of the dating app Bumble, several paragraphs detailing her perspective on feminism were removed from the digital version of the article after Ms. Wolfe complained that the quotes were taken out of context, according to four former staffers who were aware of the discussions. A Warner Media Company. In response to a list of questions sent by The New York Times, a Hearst spokeswoman emailed a statement. E. Jean Carroll, a New York-based writer who last summer accused President Trump of raping her in the 1990s, requested Thursday that he submit a … Several months later, she filed a defamation suit against him. But by December 2019, Elle’s regard for its columnist had changed. About a week after longtime ELLE advice columnist E. Jean Carroll published an article in New York Magazine accusing President Donald Trump … Carroll details the allegations in her forthcoming book, “What Do We Need Men For? President Donald Trump on Saturday responded to allegations of sexual assault after magazine advice columnist E. Jean Carroll alleged he had attacked her at a New York luxury department store in the late 1990s. Jean is an American original and to many, an icon,” said Robbie Myers, the longtime editor of Elle, before Ms. Garcia. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / POOL / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images), PHOTO: I have no idea who she is.”. PHOTO: Trump, in his denial Friday, accused Carroll of sharing her account to raise book sales, comparing her to women who “falsely accused” Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his contentious confirmation hearings. Yes, it hurt. Carroll, E. Jean. I have my coat on. But he’s not alone on the list of awful men in my life.”, Trump denied the allegations Saturday, telling reporters as he departed the White House for Camp David, “I have no idea who this woman is.”, “I have no idea who this woman is. “She’s just so perfect for this generation. “Shame on those who make up false stories of assault to try to get publicity for themselves, or sell a book, or carry out a political agenda – like Julie Swetnick who falsely accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh,” Trump said. “Other women were coming out and saying similar things,” she told CNN. E. Jean Carroll is photographed June 23, 2019, in New York. The article published Friday includes a photo of Trump and Carroll talking in a group. “The lawsuit is for all women who have been harassed, who cannot speak up and don’t have the money to sue,” Ms. Carroll said. “Also, I picked up very quickly that it was helping him, not hurting him,” she added. “Nina’s Elle is a fashion magazine. “But I have no idea who she is,” he continued. Jean Carroll is a force of nature, whose natural vibrancy has held readers in rapture for decades,” read Ms. Garcia’s blurb, which was printed on the back cover. Its annual women-in-Washington “Power List” magazine feature and awards dinner was canceled under Ms. Garcia. Password reset email has been resent. When Ms. Carroll’s contract came up for renewal during Ms. Garcia’s first year, editors went to bat for Ms. Carroll, arguing that her column had become synonymous with the Elle brand. It has 8 million readers. Many editors who have worked with Ms. Carroll say Elle has lost an important voice. Some said that Ms. Carroll’s contention that Mr. Trump’s insults cost her the columnist job was self-serving, since her defamation lawsuit against him will require her to prove she has been damaged by his remarks. (“She’s not my type,” he told The Hill.) It was the great honor of my life writing ‘Ask E. Jean.’ I blame @realdonaldtrump.”. She has also worked hard to avoid ruffling feathers, according to some current and former employees. All Rights Reserved. This week, my … Please click the button below to agree to our Terms and Conditions and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. Troy Young, who had previously overseen the company’s digital efforts, succeeded him. Carroll, who was 52 at the time, claims that while gift shopping, Trump pressured her to try on lingerie and grabbed her arm to pull her toward the dressing room. That’s when Ms. Hobday told her she had been cut loose. After sending the statement about Ms. Carroll, Hearst did not respond to questions about these editorial decisions. The same month that the interview ran, Ms. Garcia agreed to provide a blurb for Ms. Carroll’s forthcoming memoir, “What Do We Need Men For?,” praising her work at Elle. PHOTO: Photograph: John Minchillo/AP “E. “I AM old, unhip and uncool, yes,” she wrote on Twitter. It was just one guy in this book, that’s it,” Carroll said. “It seems really sad that a women’s publication that had the chance to align itself with a woman who was speaking her truth — and speaking truth to power — in a time like this, chose not to. I don’t like to say it about myself because to me it feels like I’m disrespecting the women who are laid low every single day and have no power to escape the sexual violence in their lives,” Carroll said. Worse still for a dying publication to try to prop itself up by peddling fake news – it’s an epidemic.”, Carroll responded to Trump’s claim that she is making up false allegations for publicity, telling CNN, “Of course he says that.”. But He’s Not Alone on the List of Awful Men in My Life.” New York Magazine… E. Jean Carroll writes the longest, currently-running advice column in the U.S., Ask E. Jean. Verification email has been resent. In June 2019, writer E. Jean Carroll alleged in New York magazine that Trump raped her in a department store dressing room in 1995 or 1996. Ms. Garcia was remaking the staff and was scaling back on lucrative contracts the magazine offered freelance contributors like Ms. Carroll, who had written the Ask E. Jean advice column since 1993. But she doesn’t believe Elle gave her the boot simply because it couldn’t afford her. "My last rich boy pulled down my tights," ELLE columnist E. Jean Carroll writes in her forthcoming book, What Do We Need Men For? But I just can’t put myself on the level of other women who are young, who have children, who are victims of sexual violence for most of their lives.”. “Sexual violence is a horrible thing. After coming under fire for its muted response to a serious rape allegation against President Trump, the New York Times has acknowledged it was “overly cautious” in its coverage.. Last Friday, the writer E. Jean Carroll came forward with allegations against Donald Trump, claiming he had sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s. “Hideous Men: Donald Trump Assaulted Me in a Bergdorf Goodman Dressing Room 23 Years Ago. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images. Carroll says in the New York Magazine excerpt published Friday that she did not report the alleged incident to the police, but confided in two close friends. E. Jean Carroll's New York Magazine account of an alleged sexual assault by President Trump is stunning enough. That decision was revealed to Elle editors over drinks at the Russian Tea Room last spring, where Ms. Carroll and a few of the editors had gone to celebrate the upcoming publication of her book. Jean was just so beloved,” said Maggie Bullock, a former deputy editor at Elle. STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images, Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville flubs 3 branches of government, MOON TOWNSHIP, PA - SEPTEMBER 22: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner listen as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation on September 22, 2020 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The response to her allegations were not a factor in not renewing her contract.”. The details were revealed in an excerpt in New York magazine in June of 2019, just before the book was published, and quickly picked up by news outlets around the world. Ms. Garcia gave Ms. Carroll a new contract: $60,000 per year for 12 columns of 900 words. It is a disgrace and people should pay dearly for such false accusations.”. In it, Carroll—whose “Ask E. Jean” column has run in Elle magazine for more than two decades—accuses President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in a department store dressing room 23 years ago. According to Carroll’s account, Trump sought her advice in buying a gift, and the two had met previously. FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a virtual news conference at the Department of Justice on October 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. Ms. Abraham now works at The Atlantic.). The department store confirmed to Carroll that it no longer has security footage from the time she claims the incident occurred. But inside the Hearst building in Midtown Manhattan this week, some journalists quietly fumed at what they saw as an inaccurate portrayal. What Happened Between E. Jean Carroll and Elle Magazine? Ms. Carroll dismissed those comments. At that point, Ms. Carroll had shared the book’s contents with very few people, and Ms. Garcia had not read it. “E. New York magazine’s The Cut published an excerpt on Friday from longtime advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s forthcoming memoir What Do We Need Men For? On Friday, President Trump denied E. Jean Carroll’s allegation of rape, which was published in New York, claiming that he had “never met this person in my life,” despite a … “E. excerpted today in … She has dedicated less space to political features, which had been a hallmark of Elle under its previous editors. While everybody on Twitter thinks they could be the E. Jean, she is the E. Jean!”. The flood of accusations against Trump came during the 2016 campaign when a 2005 “Access Hollywood” video surfaced that showed him saying he was able to grab women “by the p**sy” because he was famous. It is a totally false accusation,” Trump said. But rather than dash off a pleading email, as many writers might, Ms. Carroll did something more in line with her outsize personality: She showed up at the offices of Hearst Magazines, the publisher of Elle, with a stack of hula hoops. “The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips,” Carroll alleges. “Fine, let them do it.”. Where do Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner go from here? Soon, the hashtag #BoycottElleMagazine began appearing on Twitter. “There’s some picture where we’re shaking hands. If an account exists, we've sent an email with a link to reset your password. Even if Ms. Carroll did not blame Elle, others did, and were quick to say so. “I would have taken a new contract for less money,” she said. (At about $5.50 per word, that was more than twice the $2 per word usually paid to Elle’s freelance writers for the print magazine.). Trump also vehemently denied all of the womens’ allegations made against him, and less than three weeks before the election, he threatened to file a lawsuit against “all of these liars” once the election was over. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images), PHOTO: Since then, most of the high-profile editors who served under Mr. Carey have left. The next moment, still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway – or completely, I’m not certain – inside me.”. Carroll claims that she encountered Trump in the fall of 1995 or spring 1996 at the Bergdorf Goodman department store, where she says he attacked her in one of the dressing rooms. Earlier that day, her lawyers had disclosed in a court filing in connection to her defamation suit against Mr. Trump that Elle had killed the Ask E. Jean column, which had been published virtually every month for 26 years. ), Last winter, a profile of Dr. Jen Gunter, the ob-gyn (and New York Times columnist) who has been a critic of Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop, was killed after top editors expressed concern that it might upset Ms. Paltrow and her publicist Stephen Huvane, who represents a variety of celebrity clients, according to three former staffers. In the book, which recounts stories from her life, Ms. Carroll accuses Donald Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room in the mid-1990s. The excerpt still was published by New York. Sometimes you speak out against a man in power and you lose your job.”. The writer E. Jean Carroll came forward last week with explosive accusations that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s.. She was asked to invoice for the remaining four columns, which would not be published and for which Ms. Carroll said she still has not been paid. Carroll has been an advice columnist for Elle magazine for 26 years. “We and your readers so appreciate your many years of work for the magazine, and the wonderful columns you contributed to our publication,” Ms. Hobday wrote in an email, adding: “We will miss you tremendously.”, On Feb. 18, Ms. Carroll wrote on Twitter: “Because Trump ridiculed my reputation, laughed at my looks, & dragged me through the mud, after 26 years, ELLE fired me. The Atlantic Ocean is seen adjacent to President Donald Trump's beach front Mar-a-Lago resort, also sometimes called his Winter White House, the day after Florida received an exemption from the Trump Administration's newly announced ocean drilling plan on January 11, 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida. Carroll has been an advice columnist for Elle magazine for 26 years. “If anyone has information that the Democratic Party is working with Ms. Carroll or New York Magazine, please notify us as soon as possible,” Trump said in the statement. She has been published in New York, Rolling Stone, GQ, Glamour, and was a contributing editor at Esquire and Outside. She posed for the New York magazine cover wearing a coatdress she claims … She also told CNN she was surprised at the attention her book has received because of her encounter with Trump, saying “we thought there might be a ripple,” but that they didn’t expect this amount of attention. Yes, it was against my will. Trump addressed the photograph on Saturday, but reiterated that he does not know Carroll. Sources also said a profile of Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, was published in the print magazine but not on the Elle website because of fear it would stoke rage online. “They were extremely disappointed,” Ms. Carroll said of the Elle editors. Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican Congressional leaders and members of his cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. The White House denied the allegations in a statement to New York: “This … Popular writer and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll alleges in a bombshell New York magazine cover story out Friday that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her inside a dressing room of a … CNN’s Dan Merica contributed to this report. “It’s just as bad for people to believe it, particularly when there is zero evidence. Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll alleges in a soon-to-be-published book that President Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in New York in the mid-1990s. At least 15 other women have come forward with a range of accusations against Trump, ranging from sexual harassment and assault to lewd behavior, from before he was President. Her outfit choice on the cover … E Jean Carroll in New York on 21 October 2020. Ms. Carroll is under no illusion that she was carrying the magazine into the next era. Ms. Garcia has worked to put her own stamp on Elle. When it came time to make budget cuts this past December, Hearst employees said, few felt lingering loyalty to Ms. Carroll. A Modest Proposal on Friday. (In 2019, Mr. Carey was named by Hearst Corporation as senior vice president of public affairs and communications.). Her contract was terminated early, but the fashion magazine maintains it wasn’t because of her allegations against President Trump. “She didn’t just toss off a bunch of fluff — she used research, referenced current events and politics, interviewed experts and actually gave real advice that often was as much about helping get a woman’s career on track as a relationship,” said Ms. Bullock, the former Elle editor, now a freelance writer. When Ms. Garcia took over Elle, Ms. Carroll was being paid $120,000 a year for 12 columns of about 1,800 words each. They told Ms. Carroll that they were shocked, both by what she said had happened to her and by the fact that she had not given Elle first dibs on the excerpt. Updated While Carroll does not appear to name Trump in the printed excerpt of the first-person account, he is named in the headline, which reads: “Hideous Men Donald Trump assaulted me in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 years ago. Mr. Trump denied ever meeting Ms. Carroll, calling her a liar. By the terms of her contract, Ms. Carroll was not required to offer her story to Elle. She posed for the New York magazine cover wearing a coatdress she claims she wore when she was attacked by Trump. “I think she was married, as I read. Ms. Carroll has been credited with helping to shape the advice column genre and voice, inspiring modern-day iterations like Ask Polly, published by New York magazine, and … “I am so shocked I shove him back and start laughing again. Two friends of Carroll confirmed to the magazine that Carroll had previously confided in them in regard to the incident. (Later, Hearst worked with Bumble to start Bumble Mag. Bustle has reached out to the White House for comment on Carroll's account. By the time Ms. Carroll was deciding where to excerpt her book — and publish her accusation that the sitting president had raped her years before — Ms. Carroll didn’t consider Elle. It was there that she told the editors what the book was about — including what she had written about Mr. Trump — and that an excerpt containing this revelation would be running in New York magazine. She argued he had damaged her reputation and her career by denying that her story was true, and by saying that she took money from his political opponents to fabricate the allegation. But she agreed to help facilitate a phone call between Elle editors, her agent and a representative of her book publisher. Ms. Carroll has been credited with helping to shape the advice column genre and voice, inspiring modern-day iterations like Ask Polly, published by New York magazine, and “Dear Sugars,” an advice column turned podcast.