First Lady in Libel Action against Daily Mail

Apr 12, 2017

Melania Trump was accused by the UK Daily Mail of running an escort service---a very serious charge that was damaging to the First Lady’s reputation. It turned out not to be true. The Daily Mail issued the following statement:

“We accept that these allegations about Mrs. Trump are not true and we retract and withdraw them…. “We apologize to Mrs. Trump for any distress that our publication caused her. To settle Mrs. Trump’s two lawsuits against us, we have agreed to pay her damages and costs.”

The settlement ended up costing the Daily Mail $2.9 million.