MELANIA TRUMP FILES $150 MILLION DEFAMATION LAWSUIT AGAINST NEWS MEDIA: MEDIA RETRACTS ARTICLE

Posted on September 2, 2016

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NYP: “Melania Trump has filed a blockbuster $150 million lawsuit against the The Daily Mail and a US-based blog claiming they defamed her when they reported that she worked for an escort service, multiple reports said Thursday. And the British newspaper blinked just hours later, retracting its story and apologizing to the wife of GOP nominee Donald Trump.”

Charles Harder, Melania Trump’s lawyer, hammered the news outlets. “These defendants made several statements about Mrs. Trump that are 100 percent false and tremendously damaging to her personal and professional reputation,” he said in a statement.
The suit was filed against the paper and the blog Tarpley in state court in Montgomery County, Maryland, CNN reported.
“Defendants broadcast their lies to millions of people throughout the U.S. and the world—without any justification,” Harder said. “Their many lies include, among others, that Mrs. Trump supposedly was an ‘escort’ in the 1990s before she met her husband. Defendants’ actions are so egregious, malicious and harmful to Mrs. Trump that her damages are estimated at $150 million dollars.”
Melania Trump had warned a week ago that she would pursue legal action against the outlets for what she and her lawyer called false and defamatory statements in reports about her work and immigration history
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Daily Mail retraction in part: “To the extent that anything in the Daily Mail’s article was interpreted as stating or suggesting that Mrs. Trump worked as an ‘escort’ or in the ‘sex business,’ that she had a ‘composite or presentation card for the sex business,’ or that either of the modeling agencies referenced in the article were engaged in these businesses, it is hereby retracted, and the Daily Mail newspaper regrets any such misinterpretation.”

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NYP: Melania Trump files $150M suit over escort service report
Daily Mail: Retraction… Regarding Melania Trump

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