Natasha Stoynoff cries on stand in E. Jean Carroll v. Trump

Donald Trump and Natasha Stoynoff (r: photo by Emily Elconin/Getty Images; l. screenshot via EW YouTube)

One of Donald Trump’s other accusers, called by E. Jean Carroll, broke into tears on the witness stand on Wednesday. Journalist Natasha Stoynoff, a self-described veteran of the Trump beat for People magazine, had been writing a profile about the then-real estate tycoon and private citizen at Mar-a-Lago.

‘No words came out of me’

In 2005, Trump and his wife Melania had been recently married. Melania had been pregnant at the time. Stoynoff said she was sent to Mar-a-Lago to profile them when Trump led her to a room, ostensibly to show her a painting.

When she entered, Stoynoff testified, Trump shut the door and started kissing her. Her voice quaked as she started narrating the alleged incident and wiped tears from her eyes. She said the turn of events left her speechless.

“No words came out of me,” she testified. “I tried.”

Throughout the trial, Trump’s legal team questioned Carroll’s testimony that she didn’t scream, calling it inconsistent with a rape accusation. Carroll’s expert psychologist Leslie Lebowitz testified earlier in the day that this is common in sexual assault cases. Stoynoff, for her part, told jurors she was also silent.

“Did you scream?” Carroll’s attorney Michael Ferrara asked.

“No,” Stoynoff said.

Natasha Stoynoff cries on stand in E. Jean Carroll v. Trump

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