Ivana Trump’s Rape Accusation Against Ex-Husband, Donald Trump

Can we please stop taking Donald Trump seriously as a presidential candidate by the majority of Republicans? He’s a shitty person, it’s irrefutable. Whether it’s his feelings towards Mexican people, obvious disregard for anyone who isn’t a rich white male, or sole interest in becoming even more upsettingly rich, it’s obvious he has little regard for anyone or anything that doesn’t have to do with his selfish interests. How is there any Republican, not relaxing in the 1%, that supports his acquisitive ventures?

Trump is creating his own mockery, but let me knock Trump into some disgusting realism. An old 1989 incident is being brought back to light: Ivana Trump alleged her then-husband raped her. The Daily Beast has published this article in hopes of airing Trump’s appalling past. The article begins:

Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing it!… Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization.

Dipping into a layer of irony.

Ivana Trump originally defined the incident as rape, but later rephrased it, calling it a violation.

One of Trump’s lawyers, Michael Cohen, is defending his boss on this current delve into the 1989 case.

“You’re talking about the frontrunner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as a private individual who never raped anybody. And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.”

He added that it was a very clear case law, you can’t legally rape your spouse. Cohen admitted he had not read the entire deposition but the relative two pages that contained the rape accusation. He said Ivana was referring to how “she felt raped emotionally… She was not referring to it [as] a criminal matter, and not in its literal sense, though there’s many literal senses to the word.”

Cohen is wrong though. New York’s marital rape exemption was rescinded in 1984 and no longer defines wives as property and il-legalizing marital rape.

The Ivana incident was described in the 1993 book, Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, written by Harry Hurt III, Texas Monthly and Newsweek reporter.

After a painful scalp reduction surgery to remove a bald spot, Donald Trump confronted his then-wife, who had previously used the same plastic surgeon.

“Your fucking doctor has ruined me!” Trump cried.

What followed was a “violent assault,” according to Lost Tycoon. Donald held back Ivana’s arms and began to pull out fistfuls of hair from her scalp, as if to mirror the pain he felt from his own operation. He tore off her clothes and unzipped his pants.

“Then he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrified… It is a violent assault,” Hurt writes. “According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, ‘he raped me.’”

Following the incident, Ivana ran upstairs, hid behind a locked door, and remained there “crying for the rest of night.” When she returned to the master bedroom in the morning, he was there.

“As she looks in horror at the ripped-out hair scattered all over the bed, he glares at her and asks with menacing casualness: ‘Does it hurt?’”

Donald Trump called the allegations “obviously false” and said of the book, “It’s incorrect and done by a guy without much talent… He is a guy that is an unattractive guy who is a vindictive and jealous person.” Let alone his staunch denial of a horrific scene, he is littering the argument with fallacies to distract from his own accusations.

Trump’s lawyer then moved to bullying The Daily Beast, really putting a strain on the whole First Amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech thing.

“I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know,” Cohen said. “So I’m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting. You understand me?”

“You write a story that has Mr. Trump’s name in it, with the word ‘rape,’ and I’m going to mess your life up… for as long as you’re on this frickin’ planet… you’re going to have judgments against you, so much money, you’ll never know how to get out from underneath it,” he added.

Still feel like this man should run a country? Let me continue.

The Daily Beast also shows that this is not the first time his lawyers have tried to deal nearly, if not totally, outside the law. When the book showcasing Ivana’s deposition comments was about to be published, Donald Trump and lawyers made sure a statement from Ivana was posted on the first page.

“During a deposition given by me in connection with my matrimonial case, I stated that my husband had raped me,” the Ivana Trump statement said. “[O]n one occasion during 1989, Mr. Trump and I had marital relations in which he behaved very differently toward me than he had during our marriage. As a woman, I felt violated, as the love and tenderness, which he normally exhibited towards me, was absent. I referred to this as a ‘rape,’ but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.”

Ah, so it’s not only rape and physical abuse, it’s emotional abuse and legal bullying. Here’s more from the possible-Republican-candidate for president’s lawyer:

“Though there’s many literal senses to the word, if you distort it, and you put Mr. Trump’s name there onto it, rest assured, you will suffer the consequences. So you do whatever you want. You want to ruin your life at the age of 20? You do that, and I’ll be happy to serve it right up to you,” he added.

“I think you should go ahead and you should write the story that you plan on writing. I think you should do it. Because I think you’re an idiot. And I think your paper’s a joke, and it’s going to be my absolute pleasure to serve you with a $500 million lawsuit, like I told [you] I did it to Univision,” Cohen continued.

Since its original publication on Wednesday night, Ivana Trump released this statement to CNN.

“I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years ago at a time of very high tension during my divorce from Donald. The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president.”

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