Melania Trump may sue news outlets for defamation
Melania Trump has started legal action against several news outlets for publishing articles that she deemed as defamatory. Charles Harder, an attorney for Trump, on Monday, informed The Daily Mail, The Week, Politico and several other publications that they could face legal action, The Guardian reported.
In an email, Harder, said Ms. Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, “has placed several news organizations on notice of her legal claims against them, including Daily Mail among others, for making false and defamatory statements about her supposedly having been an ‘escort’ in the 1990s.”
“All such statements are 100 per cent false, highly damaging to her reputation, and personally hurtful,” Mr. Harder added. “She understands that news media have certain leeway in a presidential campaign, but outright lying about her in this way exceeds all bounds of appropriate news reporting and human decency.”
The British tabloid Daily Mail had recently run a story suggesting Ms. Trump worked as an escort in the 1990s. Her lawyers have also threatened legal action against publications for publishing an article that repeated the allegations. According to reports, Ms. Trump is also considering legal action against Politico related to an August story about her immigration status when she first came to the United States.