Trump Sexual Assault Accuser: Most People Think of Rape as ‘Sexy’

Writer E. Jean Carroll, the woman who accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990's, told CNN's Anderson Cooper most people think of rape as "sexy" during an appearance on Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday.

"You don't feel like a victim?" Cooper asked.

"I was not thrown on the ground and ravished which the word rape carries so many sexual connotations. This was not sexual. It hurt. It just — it just — you know," Carroll responded.

"But I think most people think of rape as — it is a violent assault. It is not — ," Cooper began.

"I think most people think of rape as being sexy," Carroll said.

"Let's take a short break," Cooper said.

"Think of the fantasies," Carroll interjected.

"We will take a quick break if you can stick around. We'll talk more on the other side," Cooper continued.

"You're fascinating to talk to," Carroll said.

Carroll accused Trump of sexually assaulting her in a Bergdorf Goodman's dressing room 23 years ago. In her new book,  "What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal," she describes the allegation of a man pushing her up against the wall and "unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I'm not certain — inside me." She doesn't identify Trump as her attacker in the book but in an excerpt published in New York Magazine, Trump is identified as the attacker.

Trump denied the accusation.

"I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?" the president said.

Trump added that she is "totally lying" and that he knows nothing about her.