Media companies ask for Trump divorce records
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The New York Times Co. and Gannett Co. have requested that the New York Supreme Court unseal records from Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE’s divorce from his first wife, Ivana Trump, according to USA Today.


The couple was granted a divorce because of “cruel and inhuman treatment,” though they later reached a settlement.

In their filing, the two media companies said that the records of the divorce "have become directly relevant to the issues being debated in the hotly contested presidential campaign.” 

"It would be deeply incongruous to American democracy to bar the public from seeing the official court records pertaining directly to the credibility and character of a person they must soon decide whether to elect as their president," they wrote.

The Daily Beast reported last year that Ivana had once accused her ex-husband of rape in 1989. She walked back the comments after the report came out, saying that the two are now “the best of friends.”

Trump and Ivana, a former model, had three children: Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr.