WATCH: CNN Host Anderson Cooper Left Shocked, Cuts to Commercial Break After Trump Sex Assault Accuser Calls Rape ‘Sexy’ During Interview

A TV interview with the author accusing Donald Trump of sexual assault had to be abruptly cut short when she bizarrely called rape “sexy”.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper quickly moved to an advert break after E Jean Carroll declared: “I think most people think of rape as being sexy… Think of the fantasies.”

‘Agony Aunt’ Carroll, 75, was speaking days after she accused the US President of sexually assaulting her in a posh New York department store.

Speaking of the alleged incident, she told Cooper: “I was not thrown on the ground and ravished.

“The word rape carries so many sexual connotations…this was not sexual.”

Anderson replied: “I think most people think of rape as a violent assault. It is not sexy.”

To which she replied: “I think most people see rape as being sexy.”

Then after a short pause she added: “They think of the fantasies.”

A shocked Cooper then cut to the break mumbling “we’ll talk more on the other side.”

Carroll – known for her ‘Ask E. Jean’ column – then stared oddly at the popular CNN host and said: “You’re fascinating to talk to.”

She also spoke more about the day she claimed she was targeted by the US president in a changing room.

She said: “I always think back and think that was the stupidest thing I’ve ever done. I should have never done it.

“That was just a dumb thing to go into a dressing room with a man I hardly know and have him shut the door and then be unable to stop him.

“I was a competitive athlete. I didn’t freeze, I rose to the occasion. It did not last long. And that’s why I don’t use the word you just used. I use the word fight.”

She justified her definition of the attack citing the women across the globe enduring prolonged sexual assault in their lives.

I think most people see rape as being sexy. They think of the fantasies…

Author and Trump Accuser E. Jean Carroll

Mr Trump earlier denied the shocking claims he sexually assaulted the columnist in the 1990s saying “she’s not my type”.

The US President said Carroll was “totally lying” about the alleged attack which is said to have happened 23 years ago.

“I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” Mr Trump told The Hill.

When asked if Carroll was lying, Trump on Monday repeated his assertion that he had never met her.

“Totally lying. I don’t know anything about her,” the politician said.

“I know nothing about this woman. I know nothing about her. It’s just a terrible thing that people can make statements like that.”

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SOURCE: The Sun – Jon Lockett