Political sexual misconduct

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for defamation

E. Jean Carroll at her home in Warwick, NY.
E. Jean Carroll at her home in Warwick, N.Y. Photo: Eva Deitch for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who has accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, has sued him for defamation.

The big picture: The lawsuit, filed in state court on Monday, claims Trump damaged her reputation and her career when he denied her allegation in June.

Rep. Katie Hill feared for her life after allegations of improper staff relationship

Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.), who resigned from Congress amid an investigation into allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a staffer, said Thursday that she left her post, in part, because she feared for her life and received threatening calls and emails.