President Trump no doubt caught himself a looker with third wife Melania Trump.
While she’s unconventional in a few different ways, her modeling background seems to be what trips up so many of the supposedly inclusive and tolerant liberals. Unfortunately for Melania, there doesn’t seem to be anything that’s considered “below the belt” when it comes to taking pot shots at the first family.
True to form, one news site thought it would be acceptable to make some slanderous and completely unfounded claims about the first lady and her former occupation. The Daily Mail fictiously claimed that our First Lady was formerly an escort.
According to CNN Money, the Daily Mail has apologized to the first lady and agreed to pay damages in order to settle the lawsuit that was filed by the first lady after the libelous claims were leveled. While the exact amount isn’t confirmed, it’s rumored that Trump will receive about $2.9 million in damages and costs, according to a source familiar with the settlement.
The Daily Mail and Mail Online said in a statement:
“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.”
Melania Trump settles libel case against The Daily Mail who agreed to pay damages and retract allegations pic.twitter.com/ws1F4nSczr
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 12, 2017
Representatives for the first lady have not yet commented on the suit, but we do know that it was filed in September on the grounds that Daily Mail made false and defamatory statements. The suit, which asked for at least $150 million in damages, was moved from Maryland to New York. There was also a suit against the UK version of the publication but the agreement disclosed Wednesday settles all her claims against the publication relating to the retracted article.
As you may have noticed, this claim was made pre-election results when almost everyone still thought that the Trumps would head back to New York to carry on with their rich lives. Unfortunately for the Daily Mail, this particular model is now more than just a pretty face, she’s also the wife of the leader of the free world. One would hope that even if President Trump had lost there would still have been retribution for their inflammatory and untrue comments, but now I guess we will never know. Thankfully, they’re being made to pay for their actions in a very literal way.
(Source: Fox News Insider)
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