Donald Trump's ex-wife, Ivana Trump, once accused him of "rape," although she later said that it was not in the "criminal sense," according to The Daily Beast.

Ivana Trump’s assertion of rape came in a deposition during the early ’90s divorce proceedings between the Trumps. It was first revealed publicly in the 1993 book "Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump."

According to author Harry Hurt III, the incident occurred during an argument in 1989. Trump allegedly grabbed his wife, tore her clothes off and assaulted her.

"According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, 'He raped me,'" Hurt wrote.

Trump has previously denied the allegation.

Michael Cohen, special counsel for Trump, told The Daily Beast, "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. You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law."

On "The Kelly File," Megyn Kelly pointed out that during divorce proceedings, people say horrible things about one another that may or may not be true.

Chris Stirewalt acknowledged that is true, but added that Cohen definitely should not have asserted that a person cannot legally rape their spouse.

"Don't say that," Stirewalt advised. "Say, 'This was asked and answered, long ago addressed. Your purulent, disgusting interest in this case reflects your bias. Goodbye.' Not, 'You can't rape your spouse.'"

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