Melania Trump Suing Daily Mail, Blogger For 'False And Tremendously Damaging Claims'

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Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Melania Trump has filed a lawsuit against the British tabloid The Daily Mail and an American blogger, Webster Griffin Tarpley, for publishing articles alleging she worked as an escort in the 1990s.

Both Tarpley and the Daily Mail have since retracted their articles, but Trump is seeking $150 million in damages.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik about the articles and the suit.


David Folkenflik, NPR’s media correspondent. He tweets @davidfolkenflik.

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