Melania Trump decided to refile a lawsuit against the Daily Mail, after a Maryland judge decided to dismiss the legal proceeding. So, the first lady sued the newspaper on claims of defamation. The case is linked to an article published by the Daily Mail, which claimed that Melania worked as an escort.
Initially, Montgomery County circuit judge Sharon Burrell decided to rule against Melania’s wishes, saying that the lawsuit should not proceed in this state. Melania sued Mail Media Inc, which is actually the company that owns the Daily Mail. A similar lawsuit was filed against the company in London. An important thing to mention at this point is that Melania sued the Daily Mail after the newspaper decided to issue a retraction of the story it published.
So, a lawyer for Melania refiled the $150 million lawsuit against the media outlet in New York and claimed that the story published by the Daily Mail actually had the potential of hurting Melania’s chances of establishing “multimillion-dollar business relationships.” Melania said that the rumors published by the Daily Mail were 100% false and that the former model has never worked as an escort.
This lawsuit was filed in New York, where Mail Media is located. “The economic damage to the plaintiff’s brand, and licensing, marketing and endorsement opportunities caused by the publication of Mail Online’s defamatory article, is multiple millions of dollars,” the lawsuit indicted.
“[The] plaintiff had the unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person, as well as a former professional model, brand spokesperson and successful businesswoman, to launch a broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories, each of which could have garnered multimillion-dollar business relationships for a multi-year term during which plaintiff is one of the most photographed women in the world,” it adds.
Although her husband moved into the White House, Melania Trump still lives in New York with her son Barron. She has actually kept quite a low profile since her husband was elected the President of the United States. It has not been revealed at this point what Melania plans for the next four years as the First Lady of the United States.