Blogger Who Smeared Melania Trump Admits HE LIED And Agrees To Pay Settlement

A blogger who wrote a vicious and false report about Melania Trump working as a high end escort has admitted the story had no basis in fact. He has also agreed to pay a settlement.

Law Newz reported:

Blogger Agrees to Pay Melania Trump ‘Substantial Sum’ to Settle ‘Escort’ Lawsuit

LawNewz.com has learned that First Lady Melania Trump has agreed to settle her defamation lawsuit filed against a Maryland blogger who published an article accusing her of being a high-end escort. The blogger has agreed to pay Trump a “substantial sum,” according to a statement from Melania’s attorney, Charles Harder. The blogger, Webster Tarpley, also agreed to issue an additional apology for the posts.

On Tuesday, Tarpley issued this statement:

“I posted an article on August 2, 2016 about Melania Trump that was replete with false and defamatory statements about her. I had no legitimate factual basis to make these false statements and I fully retract them. I acknowledge that these false statements were very harmful and hurtful to Mrs. Trump and her family, and therefore I sincerely apologize to Mrs. Trump, her son, her husband and her parents for making these false statements.”

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The Trumps obviously don’t need the money from this settlement, but it’s going to send a powerful message to other smear merchants on the internet. Tell vicious lies and there will be a price to pay.

 

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