Donald Trump’s wife Melania Trump sues Daily Mail and US blogger for...

Donald Trump’s wife Melania Trump sues Daily Mail and US blogger for $150m over sex worker claims


Melania Trump is suing a British paper and an US blogger for $150m (£114m) over allegations she was a sex worker in the 1990s, her lawyer says.

The Daily Mail suggested Mrs Trump may have worked as a part time escort in Nyc, and met husband Donald

Trump, who is now running for the White House, earlier than previously reported.

The claims were “outright lying”, attorney Charles Harder said.

Both the Daily Mail and the blogger have since retracted their articles.

“These defendants made several statements about Mrs Trump that are 100% false and enormously damaging to her personal and professional standing,” Mr Harder said in a statement.

“Defendants’ actions are so egregious, malicious and harmful to Mrs Trump that her damages are estimated at $150 million dollars,” Mr Harder’s statement said.

46, Mrs Trump, moved to the US to act as a model in the 1990s and was born in Slovenia. She married Mr Trump in 2005.

Blogger Webster Tarpley wrote that Mrs Trump feared her past becoming public.

The newspaper also quoted Slovenian journalist Bojan Pozar, writer of an unauthorised biography, who maintained Mrs Trump alleged that she had met with Mr Trump that year, three years before their reported first assembly in 1998 and had posed for nude photos in New York in 1995.

Her attorneys say she moved to the US.

Mr Tarpley meanwhile alleged that Mrs Trump was “apparently obsessed by fear of salacious disclosures by rich customers from her time as a high-end escort” and had suffered a “full blown nervous breakdown”.

The Daily Mail’s retraction, printed late on Thursday, insisted it had not indicated the sex work claims were not false but said that, even if fictitious, they could change the US presidential campaign.

  • ErikKC2

    Good luck. It’s not polite to attack the spouse of a political candidate. Like, for instance, Cruz’s wife. Or Clinton’s husband, for that matter. However, it’s a relatively un-winnable legal case. Proving a negative is often a losing proposition.

    I suspect that the real thing she’s worried about is her immigration status. She, according to numerous investigative journalists, came to the U.S. and worked illegally, while on a tourist visa. Exactly what Trump’s modeling agency is currently being accused of.

    If true, it would mean that her later immigration application contains false and misleading information, possibly invalidating it, and her current legal status.

    Ironically, that would make her child Barron, an “anchor baby.”

    Really, not a big deal as wealthy people, with high-priced legal representation, are often forgiven little mistakes that the rest of us would face fraud charges over. But, if Trump’s lawyers can tie it up in court, until after the election, they won’t have to comment on it.

    Kinda like an audit preventing him from releasing his tax returns. A good tactical move.

    By the way, let’s have a look at those tax returns.