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Mon Aug 22, 2016, 08:58 PM

Melania threatens to sue Politico, The Daily Mail and others

She hasn't filed suit, just letting everyone know that she's considering legal action.

Trump, the wife of the Republican presidential nominee, has placed The Daily Mail and other news organizations "on notice... for making false and defamatory statements about her supposedly having been an 'escort' in the 1990s," Charles Harder, a lawyer for Trump, said in a statement.

In addition, Harder said that he had put Politico on notice for "false and defamatory statements" regarding its reporting on Trump's immigration history. Politico confirmed that its reporters had been sent notices.

The notices come just three days after The Daily Mail, a UK publication, published a report citing a story in a Slovenian magazine that claimed a New York modeling agency that once represented Trump "also operated as an escort agency for wealthy clients." That report was then picked up or referenced by other news outlets.


http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/22/media/melania-trump-threatens-to-sue-news-outlets/

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Reply Melania threatens to sue Politico, The Daily Mail and others (Original post)
True Dough Aug 2016 OP
Jim__ Aug 2016 #1
riversedge Aug 2016 #7
ghostsinthemachine Aug 2016 #2
Frank Cannon Aug 2016 #3
pnwmom Aug 2016 #8
rug Aug 2016 #4
True Dough Aug 2016 #5
rug Aug 2016 #6
white_wolf Aug 2016 #9
Kathy M Aug 2016 #10

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 09:01 PM

1. I guess they have to begin their stories with "Some people are saying ...". - n/t

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 09:36 PM

7. ^^^^THIS^^^^

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 09:08 PM

2. They (she) won't...

Typical to threaten to sue then don't because they were right. Most of the time the threat is enough to sway opinion.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 09:13 PM

3. I wasn't aware she was accused of being a hooker.

But thanks to her, now I do!

Seems like she's more upset about the hooker stuff than she is about being accused of immigration fraud.

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Response to Frank Cannon (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 10:55 PM

8. And Trump tweeted the story about the lawsuit -- as if he wants as many people

as possible to know about it.

He must think there's some advantage to him to do so.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 09:15 PM

4. How much does she want?

 

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Response to rug (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 09:20 PM

5. Are you propositioning her, Rug?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 09:22 PM

6. We can make a deal, a good deal.

 

Not.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 11:30 PM

9. I write for one of the sites mentioned in that article.

Honestly, it kind of freaked me out when I saw that since Trump has the money to sue plenty of smaller sites out of business regardless of the merits of the suit.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 12:53 AM

10. Wonder who gave / planted Daily Mail the info ...... I thought Daily Mail UK was more

of a tabloid ( ? )

Sounds like a distraction , something to be loud about so Trumps can send message on making law suit on items in news they do not want to answer

"In addition, Harder said that he had put Politico on notice for "false and defamatory statements" regarding its reporting on Trump's immigration history. Politico confirmed that its reporters had been sent notices. "

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