Strap in, folks. This is going to get ugly.
With Donald Trump as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination (I will never get used to writing that), he’s come under increased scrutiny. His daily embarrassments apparently are not enough ammunition to unseat him, so the Daily Beast decided to go back. Way back. The site pulled out the 1993 book, Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, by Harry Hurt III, which details a rape allegation that Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana, asserted in their divorce papers. Hill writes:
“Then he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrified…It is a violent assault… According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, ‘he raped me.’”
Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, did not appreciate having two-decades old allegation resurface, and pushed back against the Daily Beast. Here was his rebuttal:
You’re talking about the front-runner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as private individual who never raped anybody.