Melania Trump’s lawsuit against the parent company of the Daily Mail is moving forward in New York. The lawsuit filed in Maryland against the blogger, who wrote the post in question, suggesting the First Lady was a “high-end escort” was dismissed for jurisdictional issues, but the case continues in New York. Trump and her lawyers are claiming that the article cost her “millions of dollars” as it tarnished her image to the world.
From the Washington Post:
The suit — filed Monday in New York Supreme Court, a state trial court, in Manhattan — against Mail Media, the owner of the Daily Mail, said the article published by the Daily Mail and its online division last August caused Trump’s brand, Melania, to lose “significant value” as well as “major business opportunities that were otherwise available to her.” The suit said the article had damaged her “unique, once in a lifetime opportunity” to “launch a broad-based commercial brand.”
There does seem to be some question as to what the “brand” would be. With many claiming that Melania Trump was planning to launch a First Lady themed line. It’s worth noting that the article in question was written in August 2016, before her husband, Donald Trump won the Presidency.