The First lady of the United States, Melania Trump has re-filed a lawsuit in New York against the organisation that publishes Daily Mail website for reporting rumours that she worked as an escort.In the defamation lawsuit, Melania seeks compensation of $150 million.
The first lady’s attorney has told the court that the reports published by the media had caused great damage to her image. Apart from Daily Mail, Melania Trump has also filed a lawsuit against Blogger Webster Tarpley for “inaccurate reporting”.
Listing out the damage caused due to the reporting, Melania’a attorney issued a statement saying, “Melania had the unique, one-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person, as well as a former professional model, brand spokesperson and successful businesswoman, 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 Plaintiff is one of the most photographed women in the world.”
Trump had earlier filed the lawsuit against Mail Media Inc in Maryland but the judge dismissed the case saying it could not be filed in Maryland. After Melania Trump filed the lawsuit, Daily Mail retracted the story asserting that they “regret any misinterpretations” adding they did not intend to suggest that the first lady was involved ith any escort agency during her modelling career. They further said the article was written to question whether this particular report could damage the chance of her husband, Donald Trump becoming the President of United States as he was campaigning during that time.
“Our client will not allow (herself) to be publicly humiliated, described as a woman who became a top model, not due to hard work but by offering escort services,” Trump’s attorney had stated.
Meanwhile, blogger Webster Tarpley’s case has been moved ahead in Maryland.