E. Jean Carroll's allegations fit a 'pattern' in how other accusers say Trump attacked them: Boston Globe columnist
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Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll's accusation that President Donald Trump forced himself on her in a department store in the 1990s is corroborated by friends who say she confided in them at the time. But that is not the only reason to take the allegation seriously.

As Boston Globe columnist Michael Cohen pointed out on Thursday, Carroll is in fact one of several women who independently described Trump using a similar method of attack in similar circumstances: