This is in addition to the two other claims of sexual harassment/assault that Trump has already been accused of (one from his ex-wife, Ivanka, and one from Jill Harth in 1997).
HuffPo puts it like this:
If the Bill Cosby case has taught us anything, it is to not disregard rape cases against famous men. Serious journalists have publicly apologized for turning a blind eye to the Cosby accusers for over a decade, notwithstanding the large number of women who had come forward with credible claims. And now history is repeating itself.
In covering a story, a media outlet is not finding guilt. It is simply reporting the news that a lawsuit has been filed against Mr. Trump, and ideally putting the complaint in context. Unproven allegations are just that - unproven, and should be identified that way. (Mr. Trump’s lawyer says the charges are “categorically untrue, completely fabricated and politically motivated.”) Proof comes later, at trial. But the November election will come well before any trial. And while Mr. Trump is presumed innocent, we are permitted - no, we are obligated — to analyze the case’s viability now.
No outsider can say whether Mr. Trump is innocent or guilty of these new rape charges. But we can look at his record, analyze the court filings here, and make a determination as to credibility - whether the allegations are believable enough for us to take them seriously and investigate them, keeping in mind his denial and reporting new facts as they develop.
I have done that. And the answer is a clear “yes.” These allegations are credible.
The rest of the article:
ETA I changed the title because turns out the suit was filed in June and I just saw the article late (it was updated a few hours ago). Which honestly is worse... how much this was swept under the rug. Why the fuck was the media still talking about fucking emails when a presidential candidate is being accused of child rape? There’s an eyewitness, for fuck’s sake.
We all know why. Because an email server is more important than a woman’s word, on so many levels.