Melania Trump Sues Daily Mail For Defamation Following Escort Story

Melania Trump attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The Fifth Column

Evan Agostini


Melania Trump filed a $150 million lawsuit against The Daily Mail on Thursday for reporting what she said was a false story about her about her involvement in an escort service, CNN Money reported.

The suit, filed in state court in Montgomery County, Maryland, alleged that stories in The Daily Mail and a blog called Tarpley, which was also named as a defendant, made statements that were hurtful to Trump’s career and personal life.

“These defendants made several statements about Mrs. Trump that are 100% false and tremendously damaging to her personal and professional reputation,” Trump’s lawyer, Charles Harder, said in a statement, as quoted by CNN Money.

“Defendants broadcast their lies to millions of people throughout the U.S. and the world—without any justification,” the statement from Harder continued. “Their many lies include, among others, that Mrs. Trump supposedly was an ‘escort’ in the 1990s before…

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