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Rape Allegations Refiled Against Trump

MANHATTAN (CN) - A woman who says Donald Trump raped her at a private sex party when she was 13 years old refiled a lawsuit against him Friday, two weeks after voluntarily dismissing a suit based on the same claims.

The new complaint, filed in the federal court in Manhattan, restates plaintiff Jane Doe's claims of the earlier lawsuit. Namely, that she was lured by a recruiter to summer parties hosted by co-defendant Jeffrey Epstein at an Upper East Side mansion on East 71st St., tied to a bed and forcibly raped by Trump, who slapped her with an open hand and told her he would do whatever he pleased with her.

Jane Does goes on to claim that after Epstein also forcibly raped her, he and Trump bickered over who should have taken the minor plaintiff's virginity.

The original complaint was accompanied by two declarations.

The first declaration, signed by Jane Doe herself, detailed Trump's alleged "savage sexual attack" on the then-13-year-old plaintiff.

The second declaration was signed by pseudonymous Tiffany Doe, who said she was hired by Jeffrey Epstein throughout the 1990s to recruit adolescent women to attend the billionaire's parties.

Tiffany Doe claims she convinced the then-13-year-old plaintiff to attend the parties as a means to break in to New York's professional modeling world. In her declaration, Tiffany Doe says she witnessed four sexual encounters in which Jane Doe was forced to have sex with Trump, and two encounters involving the plaintiff and Jeffrey Epstein.

The Tiffany Doe declaration included Epstein's threats against her and her family for disclosing the details of any sexual abuse of minors by Epstein and his party guests, swearing under penalty of perjury that she understands that her and her family's lives are "now in grave danger."

The new complaint includes an additional witness exhibit from an anonymous "Joan Doe" whose sworn declaration says Jane Doe told her what happened with Trump and Epstein during the 1994-1995 school year.

Jane Doe says she has been subjected to painful daily reminders of the alleged assault due to the tremendous about of media coverage Trump's presidential campaign has received since he announced his candidacy in mid-June 2015.

Representatives of Trump and his campaign could not immediately be reached for comment on Friday. However, two weeks ago Alan Garten, executive vice president and general counsel for the Trump Organization, told Courthouse News via email that Jane Doe's allegations "are completely frivolous and appear to be politically motivated."

He also went on to say the Trump Organization warned her lawyer, New Jersey attorney Thomas Meagher, "that in the event he decides to refile his complaint we will seek to have him sanctioned."

Perhaps in anticipation of such a move, a second attorney has joined the lawsuit, J. Cheney Mason of Florida.

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