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<p>Donald Trump's stretch of bad weeks just got a bit worse. A lawsuit against the presumptive GOP nominee alleges he raped a girl when she was 13 years old. </p><p>The lawsuit describes a "savage sexual attack" in 1994 alleging Trump tied the girl to a bed before raping and hitting her. The woman also claims Trump threatened her family if she told anyone. </p><p>The plaintiff says: "Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened me that, were I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trumps sexual and physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not killed."</p><p>The case isn't new; it was originally filed without any legal help in April in California <a href="http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/donald-trump-rape-lawsuit-dismissed/" target="_blank">but was dismissed</a>. Her lawyer told the <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rape-lawsuit-donald-trump-resurfaces-new-york-court-article-1.2681196" target="_blank">New York Daily News</a> that lawsuit cited the wrong statutes. </p><p>According to the New York Daily News, some of the allegations in the lawsuits differ, but the allegations of rape are the same; as is the fear of retaliation. </p><p>Trump <a href="http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/donald-trump-sued-sexual-abuse-jeffrey-epstein-claims/" target="_blank">denied the claims earlier</a>, calling them categorically false, adding the allegations "perhaps, are simply politically motivated. There is absolutely no merit to these allegations. Period."</p><p>The lawsuit claims the woman was scared to come forward until this year and is requesting the court provide a waiver for the statute of limitations, which for most sexual assault claims in New York would be five years. </p><p>The lawyer says the survivor's "freedom of will" to speak was being denied because of the alleged threats. </p><p><i>This video includes clips from </i><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSEi0RXGVq8" target="_blank"><i>CNN</i></a><i>, </i><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsTaI5PJfto" target="_blank"><i>Fox News</i></a><i>, </i><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfMqgdOA5PM" target="_blank"><i>ABC</i></a><i> and </i><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDUsznqnhQ0" target="_blank"><i>Donald J. Trump for President Inc.</i></a><i> </i></p><hr><b>Trending stories at <a href="http://www.newsy.com">Newsy.com</a></b><ul class="inline-related-links"><li><a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/hillary-clinton-adds-bad-at-business-to-her-trump-attack-arsenal/">Hillary Clinton Adds 'Bad At Business' To Her Trump Attack Arsenal</a></li><li><a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/josh-earnest-calls-it-like-he-sees-it-us-senators-are-cowards/">Josh Earnest Calls It Like He Sees It: US Senators Are 'Cowards'</a></li><li><a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/donald-trump-brought-in-a-lot-less-money-than-hillary-clinton-in-may/">Donald Trump Brought In A Lot Less Money Than Hillary Clinton In May</a></li></ul>
Posted at 7:02 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 22:02:55-04
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