On Friday, writer E. Jean Carroll alleged in an essay for New York Magazine that Donald Trump raped her in a New York department story in the mid-1990s. Her story included a detailed account of the entire incident from beginning to end, including vivid descriptions of Trump’s alleged use of force. Her description fits the legal definition of rape, amounting to the only public rape accusation against Trump by a non-anonymous accuser that wasn’t later withdrawn. Will this accusation resonate beyond its initial news cycle?

Jim Braude was joined by Boston Public Radio co-host Margery Eagan, Jen Deaderick, author of "She The People," and Amanda Hunter, research and communications director for the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.