After what could have been a campaign-ending legal matter during the 2016 election, the lawsuit alleging Donald Trump raped a 13-year-old girl was dropped. Trump's legal team was set to head to court for a status conference next month, but the accuser dropped the lawsuit following death threats earlier in the week.

Dodging a bullet

Over the last five weeks, Trump has been forced to deny a dozen allegations of sexual assault. Following the release of the Access Hollywood audio tape, various news sources broke several stories where women came forward to tell their story.

While these "October surprise" bombshells rocked the Trump campaign, not all of them made it into the mainstream media. One story that has been brushed aside was one alleging Trump teamed up with convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein, and raped a young girl at a house part in the summer of 1994. The accuser, known as "Jane Doe" in the legal documents, was set to hold a press conference earlier this week. After reportedly receiving death threats, the press conference was canceled, and the lawsuit was dropped Friday afternoon. According to the Daily Mail on November 4, "Jane Doe" sat down with the magazine and decided to tell her story.

With her attorney Lisa Bloom by her side, the woman identified now as "Katie Johnson," claims she was sexually assaulted by Trump and Epstein when she was barely a teenager over 20 years ago.

"We would have a rapist in the White House," Johnson said in regards to her motive, before adding "I would feel horrified every single day if I stay in this country." Johnson says that the alleged experience with Trump has damaged her personal life, explaining, "I don't think I've ever had a successful relationship, one that I feel I can trust that person, there's always that mistrust."

In the lawsuit, Johnson accuses the Republicannominee of rape on four different occasions, while claiming he took her virginity, and threatened her family if she ever went public with her story.

Johnson also accused Epstein of similar actions. Johnson goes into detail, explaining that she was approached by a woman known as "Tiffany Doe," who promised to get her a paid modeling gig. That woman ended up introducing her to Trump and Epstein, which would then lead to the alleged confrontation.

More allegations

Continuing, Johnson said the billionaire real estate mogul didn't say much during their first meeting, but pointed out how similar she looked to his daughter.

"I cried for a while, I didn't know what to do. I was in this dilemma," Johnson said of her first alleged sexual encounter with the two men. One of the next encounters took an even more disturbing turn, as Johnson described; "I felt very intimidated, he made a comment that I wasn't doing it right, that I needed to take classes," Johnson said, before describing that Trump told her to "go faster" until he was finished.

"I just started crying and I screamed and said 'please don't,' and he slapped me and told me to shut up and then he ripped my panties off," Johnson continued, describing another alleged incident between the two.

Johnson then accused Trump of throwing $400 at her, and said that he told her she should be "proud" that he didn't use a condom and gave her the chance to be pregnant by him.


Johnson's story does raise questions, as she said she didn't recognize Trump at first, and only was able to ID him once she noticed him as the host of "The Apprentice." The status conference was originally scheduled for December 16, but is now officially dropped. Trump's legal team has denied any wrongdoing since the lawsuit was filed, and has not released any further comment as of press time.