Melania Trump has refiled a $150m (£120m) lawsuit against the corporation that publishes the Daily Mail’s website for reporting rumours that she worked as a high-end escort in the 1990s. Charles Harder, the California attorney who is representing the first lady, argued in the new filing against Mail Media Inc that the article had hurt Trump’s chances of establishing “multimillion-dollar business relationships” during the years in which she would be “one of the most photographed women in the world”. Melania Trump's Vanity Fair Mexico cover draws ire: 'It's a lack of sensitivity&a
First Lady Melania Trump has settled her $150 million libel lawsuit against The Daily Mail. Mrs. Trump had sued the newspaper in both the U.S. and the U.K. over a 2016 story that quoted a Slovenian media report implying she had been an escort (or, as its apology today read, had “provided services beyond simply modeling”) in the 1990s. Both parties announced the news today in a joint statement. The First Lady has claimed the Daily Mail report damaged not only her brand but her business prospects. Raising more ethical questions about the Trump family’s potential intermingling of its political standing and its earning power, Mrs. Trump alleged in her lawsuit that the Daily Mail’s story robbed her of her “unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person” to launch an “apparel, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care, skin care, and fragrance”.
The Daily Mail agreed to pay unspecified damages to Melania Trump, said the lawyer, Charles Harder. The first lady had previously settled similar claims against Webster Tarpley, a blogger who operates out of his townhouse in Gaithersburg, Md. [Melania Trump reaches settlement in libel lawsuit against Maryland blogger]. It was Tarpley’s residence in Montgomery County that prompted Trump’s attorneys to file many of their claims in Montgomery County. Melania Trump sued him on Sept. 1. At the time, her attorneys also named as defendants the online Daily Mail, which published a similar article in August. In court filings, Trump’s attorneys argued that while the Daily Mail print edition was published in the United Kingdom, its online edition was published in New York and — since it had readers in Maryland — it could be sued in Montgomery County.
The Daily Mail has apologized to Melania Trump and agreed to pay damages to settle a lawsuit filed by the first lady after the publisher made false claims about her work as a professional model. The settlement was announced in a joint statement from the Daily Mail and Trump's lawyers. "We accept that these allegations about Mrs. Trump are not true and we retract and withdraw them. We apologize to Mrs. Trump for any distress that our publication caused her," the Daily Mail and Mail Online said in the statement. Trump will be paid about $2.9 million in damages and costs, according
Melania, President Donald Trump’s third wife, has accepted damages and an apology from the newspaper at London’s High Court. The precise amount the paper will fork out in order to settle the lawsuit is unknown, but Melania had reportedly sought damages of £120 million ($150 million). However, a Reuters report quotes an anonymous source familiar with the case who said the settlement is worth less than £2.4 million ($3 million), taking into account both legal costs and damages. Catrin Evans QC, for the Daily Mail owner Associated Newspapers, said everything in the statement has been accepted by the publication, adding the allegations have been retracted and withdrawn. The apology by the paper reads: “We accept that these allegations about Mrs Trump are not true and we retract and withdraw them. “We apologize to Mrs Trump for any distress that our publication caused her.
First lady Melania Trump arrives in West Palm Beach, Fla., last week. On Wednesday, she reached a deal to settle defamation claims over an article published in the Daily Mail tabloid about her time as a model. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption. toggle caption. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images. First lady Melania Trump arrives in West Palm Beach, Fla., last week. On Wednesday, she reached a deal to settle defamation claims over an article published in the Daily Mail tabloid about her time as a model. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images. The Daily Mail has agreed to pay damages and issue an apology to
According to the Daily Mail, which first published the photo, Melania Trump worse a $39 Zara brand green anorak-style coat for her trip to Texas, emblazoned with the words, "I Don't Really Care, Do U?" — a message that was easy to read as the First Lady boarded her plane. Daily Mail reports that Melania Trump boarded her plane to Texas wearing a jacket that said on the back, "I really don't care, do u?"https://t.co/SeNGeux5jB pic.twitter.com/owHqTAyPdO. — Tim Mak (@timkmak) June 21, 2018. Social media users were quick to assume the photo was fake — there was no wa
Britain’s Daily Mail has agreed to pay Melania Trump an undisclosed sum and issue an apology after publishing an article saying the US First Lady offered “services beyond simply modelling” in her former job Why has the Mail done this? The 46-year-old wife of US President Donald Trump sued the publishers of the Daily Mail in the UK. She also filed a $150 million lawsuit against the paper in New York, claiming the article had cost her millions of dollars in potential business.
The Daily Mail has agreed to settle two lawsuits with Melania Trump stemming from an August article that claimed the first lady once served as an escort. The U.K.-based tabloid will pay approximately $2.9 million in damages and legal costs to settle the suits in both the U.S. and the U.K., a source familiar with the settlement told POLITICO. Story Continued Below. The settlement ends months of litigation for the two parties after the Daily Mail published an article that included unfounded allegations that Trump had served as a high-end escort in the 1990s. Trump filed a defamation lawsuit agai
Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has filed a $150 million lawsuit against the British tabloid the Daily Mail for publishing an article claiming she was an escort before she met her husband. CNN reported that Melania also filed a lawsuit in Maryland against blogger Webster G. Tarpley, who had published rumors that she had worked as escort and that the campaign was in fear of the press finding out. Trump had retained Charles Harder as her attorney. Harder indicated in a statement that he would be pursuing the same argument against the Daily Mail and Tarpley. “These defendants made several statements about Mrs. Trump that are 100% false and tremendously damaging to her personal and professional reputation,” said Harder, calling their stories “egregious, malicious, and harmful.”
Britain's Daily Mail said Wednesday it agreed to pay First Lady Melania Trump $2.9 million in damages (according to the WSJ) and issue an apology after it published an article saying the U.S. First Lady had offered "services beyond simply modeling" when working as a model in the 1990s. The Daily Mail and its Mail Online website said in a statement that it accepts the allegations it published in a 2016 article are “not true” and apologized for the distress the article caused. Trump's wife had sued the publisher of the Daily Mail in Britain and also filed a $150 million (120