First Lady Melania Trump has accepted a settlement worth millions of dollars and an apology from a newspaper that published fake news.
They claimed that she was an “escort.”
Sky News reported:
The action was against Associated Newspapers, publishers of the Daily Mail, after it ran an article headlined “Racy photos and troubling questions about his wife’s past that could derail Trump”.
The amount of damages was not disclosed in court, although Sky News understands the total payment of damages and costs is believed to come to less than $3m (£2.4m).
The article published in the newspaper and on Mail Online last August “included false and defamatory claims” about the First Lady “which questioned the nature of her work as a professional model, and republished allegations that she provided services beyond simply modelling”, the court heard.
The piece referred to rumours that a modelling agency Mrs Trump worked for in Milan was “something of a gentleman’s club” and another in New York “operated as an escort agency for wealthy clients”.
The article also claimed, without evidence, that Melania and Donald met three years prior and staged their meeting as a ‘ruse’.
The classy Melania Trump wins 2.9 million from the Daily Mail. This should be a lesson to all the media spreading fake news BS. DON’T!
— Mike Doughty (@realmikedoughty) April 12, 2017
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