Melania Trump sues Daily Mail for $150 million

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presidential nominee Donald Trump stands with his wife Melania after she delivered a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
presidential nominee Donald Trump stands with his wife Melania after she delivered a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Melania Trump is suing the publisher of the Daily Mail for $150 million for running a “tremendously damaging” article that alleged she once worked at an escort service in the 1990s.

The former model and businesswoman who is married to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Thursday in a Maryland court. According to the suit, the articles about Trump “sull[ied] her good name and accus[ed] her of criminal, immoral conduct.” Trump is also suing a Maryland blogger, Webster Tarpley.

The Daily Mail removed the article from its website, Mail Online, late on Thursday, and published a retraction.

“The article [published on August 20] discussed whether allegations being made about Melania Trump could negatively affect her husband Donald Trump’s presidential bid,” the Mail said, but added that the report had been misconstrued. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: NewsNow/Spance Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.