Inside sources say the woman who claimed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump raped her when she was 13 years old reportedly fabricated the whole story.
Katie Johnson accused the business mogul of raping her at one of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s “sex parties,” leading to a civil suit against Trump.
Trump’s attorney’s called the accusations “disgusting at the highest level” and a “hoax” to “solicit media attention.”
The original lawsuit, filed in April in California, was discharged due to technical errors, and then re-filed in June in New York. It was dismissed in September and re-filed again the next month, according to Snopes.
On Nov. 2, Johnson suddenly canceled a press conference, saying she was “too afraid” after “threats” were made against her.
“She has been here all day, ready to do it, but unfortunately she is in terrible fear,” said her lawyer, Lisa Bloom.
Then, on Nov. 4, Johnson’s civil lawsuit was abruptly dropped. Social media users speculated that Johnson had been paid off by Trump or was scared for her life from angry Trump supporters.
But Daily Mail reports the real reason why the lawsuit was dropped is because Johnson’s story was a lie and that the plaintiff’s real name isn’t even “Katie Johnson” at all.
A source close to the case told Daily Mail: “Katie Johnson’s account had been believable and compelling right up until the last minute.”
They added, “But new information emerged that suggested she had not been telling the truth.
“Ultimately it was discovered that Donald Trump’s name had been inserted into this, he was not involved whatsoever. After that she had no credibility.”
Johnson had previously stated her motivation for suing Trump was to expose him in order to prevent him becoming president.
“We would have a rapist in the White House. I would feel horrified every single day if I stay in this country,” she said.
“As much as I try to forget about everything that happened, it always affects everything in my life,” she said. “I mean it affects my relationships, 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.”
Sources: Daily Mail, Snopes / Photo credit: John Chapple/Daily Mail