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Melania Trump Suing Owner of Daily Mail for $150M over Article

HeadlineFeb 07, 2017

First lady Melania Trump is suing the owner of the media outlet the Daily Mail over an article published last August that suggested Melania may have once worked for an escort service. The lawsuit, which seeks $150 million in damages, claims the article hurt Melania’s chances at making millions of dollars by selling a brand of beauty and fashion products while she is “one of the most photographed women in the world.” Her lawyer is Charles Harder, who also represented Hulk Hogan in his $140 million lawsuit against Gawker, which caused Gawker to shut down. President George W. Bush’s White House ethics counselor, Richard Painter, told The Washington Post the lawsuit appears to suggest Melania Trump sought to profit from her role as first lady, saying, “There has never been a first lady of the United States who insinuated that she intended to make a lot of money because of the 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity of being first lady.”

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