Did Trump Rape Wife After His Baldness Surgery Failed?

In his 1993 book Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, Texas Monthly and Newsweek reporter Harry Hurt III described a confrontation between Trump and then wife Ivana after he had scalp-reduction surgery. As reported by Hurt, Trump violently assaulted Ivana, pulling out fists of her hair, tearing off her clothes, and having forced sexual intercourse. “According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes," Hurt wrote, Ivana's account of the assault was that "‘he raped me.’”

When asked about the incident in July 2015 by The Daily Beast, Michael Cohen, special counsel to the Trump Organization, dismissed the claim. saying “You cannot rape your spouse.... There’s very clear case law.”

Responding to Cohen's incorrect assertion, the web site Think Progress suggested Trump might want to hire a better lawyer, noting that marital rape has been a crime in all 50 states since July 1993, and in New York state since 1984.