Not surprisingly, an accusation from the 90s against Donald Trump has reemerged, this time in the Daily Beast which revisited accusations in a 1993 biography of that claimed the real estate mogul raped his former wife Ivana during an argument in their bedroom.
Just before the left-leaning publication ran the story, they reached out to Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen for some clarity, and now his response is getting more attention than the story itself.
From the Daily Beast:
Michael Cohen, special counsel at The Trump Organization, defended his boss, saying, “You’re talking about the front-runner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as private individual who never raped anybody. And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.”
“It is true,” Cohen added. “You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law.”
That, of course, is bullsh*t. The law makes it very clear that rape is rape, and that includes within the confines of a marriage. But Cohen *clarified* to the Beast’s reporter Tim Mak that when Ivana used the word rape, she really mean that “she didn’t feel emotionally satisfied” at the time.
“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 f*cking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be f*cking 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.
Trump’s law team hasn’t responded since the Beast published the story.
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