The woman who accused Donald Trump of raping her when she was 13 years old, and who launched a lawsuit against the presidential hopeful – only to abruptly drop it just a few days ago – has been outed in the Daily Mail, which cites an anonymous source, as a liar who fabricated the whole story.
The twists and turns of the story are this: A woman who used the name of Katie Johnson in court documents filed a suit against Trump, alleging he had sex with her against her will at one of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s parties when she was 13. The Trump campaign and legal team called the allegations false, “disgusting at the highest level,” and obvious political maneuvering, especially given the fact that Hillary Clinton jumped on the story to showcase her GOP competitor as abusive to women.
Johnson was supposed to have a press conference last week to discuss the matter, during which her true identity was to be revealed – but she abruptly backed out and canceled, saying she was fearful of supposed threats she had received. Two days later, she dropped the suit. And the media went wild, speculating on the reasons.
The Daily Mail has the story:
“Social media erupted with claims that the woman had been paid off by Trump or was so terrified by threats to her life from Trump supporters that she was forced to withdraw her claims.
“But DailyMail.com has learned that the real reason the suit was dropped is because the claims were simply NOT true.
“The woman first sued Trump and Jeffrey Epstein under the name Katie Johnson – a name we know not to be her real identity – on April 26 in California federal court and filed an amended complaint in New York federal court in October, claiming she was subject to rape, criminal sexual acts, assault, battery and false imprisonment.
“The court papers offered no corroborative evidence that her claims were true.
“News that the allegations were dropped dismayed Hillary supporters who had hoped the claims would be the knock out blow for Trump’s election campaign – already rocked in recent weeks by a string of sex assault claims.
“Thousands of loyal Hillary followers had opened a discussion about the rape claims on Twitter and other social media networks hoping to damage Trump’s push for the White House.
“The Huffington Post jumped on the bandwagon of anti-Trump sentiment after she made her claims, asking: ‘Donald Trump Is Accused Of Raping A 13-Year-Old. Why Haven’t The Media Covered It?’ …
“But DailyMail.com has been told … elements of what Johnson had claimed crumbled at the last minute.
“Her claims can today be exposed as untruthful, the key fact being that Donald Trump was not involved whatsoever.
“A source with knowledge of the controversial case told DailyMail.com: ‘Katie Johnson’s account had been believable and compelling right up until the last minute.
“‘But new information emerged that suggested she had not been telling the truth.
“‘Ultimately it was discovered that Donald Trump’s name had been inserted into this, he was not involved whatsoever. After that she had no credibility.'”
So Trump a rapist?
From the Daily Mail:
“The revelation slaps down any suggestion that Johnson dropped the case thanks to a secret financial settlement with Trump, as has been speculated on social media.
“It also clears Trump of any hint of wrong doing in association with the lawsuit.”
In an interview with the Daily Mail before the suit was dropped, the woman known as Johnson said her reason for going public with her story was to keep Trump from becoming president.
And there’s more, from the same news outlet:
“DailyMail.com has since learned that Johnson has two DUIs and a felony drug possession on her record and a history of drug abuse.
“Johnson has a troubled past, and told DailyMail.com that she believes her experiences as a young girl led to those troubles.
“The former real estate worker said recent spinal surgery has meant she is unable to work and claims disability welfare.”