by Cassy Fiano | April 12, 2017 11:18 am
First Lady Melania Trump understandably attracts a lot of media attention — but not all of it is good. Last year, British tabloid the “Daily Mail” published some jaw-dropping accusations against her and Melania wasted no time firing back with two lawsuits. Today, she proved that it’s not a good idea to mess with her.
Wednesday, the “Daily Mail” published an official apology to Melania and agreed to pay unspecific damages, saying, “We apologise to Mrs Trump for any distress that our publication caused her.” Last year, an article with the headline “Racy photos and troubling questions about his wife’s past that could derail Trump” was published, alleging that Melania provided services beyond just modeling while she was single.
The tabloid also insinuated that Trump met then-Melania Knauss years before they said they did and “staged” their real meeting. In the apology, the “Daily Mail” retracted their claim that she “provided services beyond simply modeling.”
Melania’s lawyers filed lawsuits in both the United States and Great Britain, saying that the allegations against her damaged her ability to conduct business, based on her status as a “successful businesswoman.” While the specific amount in the settlement hasn’t been released, sources say it is around $2.9 million.
The “Daily Mail” was not the first outlet to allege that Melania may have worked as an escort; a Maryland blogger also wrote that she was a high-end escort and had a nervous breakdown after her speech at the Republican National Convention. Melania likewise responded with a defamation lawsuit. The blogger issued a public apology and paid a “substantial sum” to settle the lawsuit.
In the United States lawsuit against the “Daily Mail,” Melania sought $150 million in damages, claiming that she had an opportunity “to launch a broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories, each of which could have garnered multi-million dollar business relationships for a multi-year term during which [she] is one of the most photographed women in the world.”
With three successful lawsuits behind her, maybe now media outlets will learn that it’s not a good idea to suggest that Melania was an escort. It clearly isn’t going to end well.
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