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Trump's Child Rape Accuser Drops Federal Lawsuit

The woman, known only as "Jane Doe," who filed a federal lawsuit against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for allegedly raping her multiple times when she was 13-years-old, has dropped all charges against him.

Doe's lead attorney, Thomas Meagher, filed a one-page voluntary dismissal notice in a Manhattan federal court on Nov. 4, but did not provide additional details, reports Politico.

The lawsuit alleged that Trump raped her on several occasions in 1994, when she was pursuing a modeling career and attended parties at now-disgraced investor Jeffrey Epstein's house. Doe said Trump was violent toward her and even tied her to a bed without her consent.

"I understood that both Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein knew that I was 13-years-old," she wrote in the official complaint.

Two other suits were anonymously filed in the past with similar accusations. Trump's team has denied all of them.

"It is categorically untrue," Trump's attorney Alan Garten said in September. "It is completely frivolous. It is baseless. It is irresponsible. I won't even discuss the merits because it gives it credibility that it doesn't deserve."

The news comes just days after Doe canceled a scheduled press conference, in which she was expected to reveal her identity, at the last minute. Her lawyer said she had received numerous threats and feared for her safety.

The lawsuit was shrouded in secrecy, and many questioned its legitimacy, considering the timing of the charges, the anonymity of the plaintiff and two corroborating witnesses, as well as two individuals involved in the case -- a former reality TV producer and a conservative activist -- who oppose Trump's campaign and tried to sell the story to the media for a high price, notes Vox.

Since Doe and the other witnesses remain anonymous, the media has been unable to look into the allegations to verify them, while many details remain unknown.

Sources: Politico, Vox / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

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