1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"I have no idea who this woman is. This is a woman who's also accused other men of things. As you know. It is a totally false accusation. I think she was married. As I read, I have no idea who she is, but she was married to an actually nice guy -- Johnson a newscaster. (Reporter: You're in a photograph with her.) Standing with my coat on in a line. Give me a break. With my back to the camera. I have no idea who she is. What she did is it -- it's terrible -- what's going on. So it's a total false accusation and I don't know anything about her. And she's made this charge against others."
US President Donald Trump says a New York-based advice columnist who claims he sexually assaulted her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in the mid-1990s made a "totally false accusation" against him and he denied knowing the woman.
"I have no idea who this woman is," Trump said Saturday as he left the White House for the Camp David presidential retreat.
The president scoffed when questioned about a photo of himself with his accuser, E. Jean Carroll, which New York magazine published on its website along with Carroll's description of the alleged assault by Trump.
Also in the photo were Trump's then-wife, Ivana Trump, and Carroll's then-husband, New York newscaster John Johnson.
"Standing with my coat on in a line. Give me a break," Trump said of the 1987 photo. "With my back to the camera."
The allegation against Trump is included in Carroll's upcoming book about the "hideous men" the Elle magazine columnist says she has encountered throughout her life.
Trump also accused New York magazine of publishing Carroll's claims against him and others to boost its readership.