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The Daily BeastJun 24, 2019
Meghan McCain: I Assume I'll Be ‘Raked Over the Coals' for Doubting E. Jean Carroll's Story
Meghan McCain was a bit defensive during Monday's broadcast of The View, telling her colleagues and the audience that she "was scared" and assumed she'd be "raked over the coals" for saying she's not sure whether she believes E. Jean Carroll's allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.

Leading off the show by discussing Carroll's claims that Trump attacked her at a department store in the mid-1990s, co-host Sunny Hostin said she found it surprising that so many people have accused the well-known writer of lying. Hostin, who was once a prosecutor, went on to note that rape is the "most underreported crime" in this country before recounting times when women told her they couldn't go forward "because no one will believe me."

This prompted McCain to jump into the conversation, first pointing out that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered to open up an investigation into Carroll's accusation.

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