E. Jean Carroll (born Elizabeth Jean Carroll; December 12, 1943) is an American journalist, author, and advice columnist known for her long-running “Ask E. Jean” column in Elle magazine.

E. Jean Carroll

Here are some of her notable achievements:

  • Wrote the “Ask E. Jean” column in Elle magazine from 1993 to 2019, making it one of the longest-running advice columns in American publishing.
  • Published several books, including “Compendium: A Woman’s Guide to Sex and Relationships” (1992), “Surviving the Savage Heart: My Life in and Out of Love” (2003), and “What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal” (2019).
  • Became a vocal advocate for women’s rights and against sexual assault after coming forward with her own allegations against former President Donald Trump and media executive Les Moonves.
  • Won a defamation lawsuit against Trump in 2023, awarding her $83.3 million in damages.

Carroll’s life and career have been marked by both great success and significant challenges. She has often spoken openly about her personal struggles, including her battle with alcoholism and her experiences with sexual assault.

Her work has been praised for its wit, candor, and empathy. She is considered a powerful voice for women and a champion of speaking out against injustice.

Here are some additional details about Carroll:

  • She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.
  • She graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a degree in journalism.
  • She worked as a reporter for several newspapers before beginning her career as a columnist.
  • She has been married twice and has two children.

Carroll is a complex and fascinating figure who has made a significant impact on American culture. Her story is one of resilience, courage, and a determination to fight for what she believes in.