All This Writer knows about Melania Trump is that she’s sticking by her husband, even after hearing about all the horrible things he has said about women.
Does that make her a bad person? I don’t know.
I do know that the Daily Mail is a thoroughly reprehensible right-wing rag and, considering what Inforrm suggests in the article excerpted below, may lose this case – badly.
This could be fun.
Melania Trump, the wife of the controversial US Presidential candidate has issued libel proceedings in London against the Daily Mail over an article it published on 20 August 2016.
The English claim concerns a 20 August 2016 Daily Mail article with the headline ‘Racy photos and troubling questions about his wife’s past that could derail Trump’.
This article discussed, among other things, an article published by Suzy, a Slovenian magazine, alleged that Mrs. Trump’s modelling agency in New York, run by Paolo Zampolli, ‘operated as an escort agency for wealthy clients.’
On 1 September 2016, the Daily Mail published a lengthy “retraction” – though it could not bring itself to use the word “apology”.
Last month… we commented that, bearing in mind Mrs Trump’s status as a “public figure”, it was going to be very difficult for her to succeed in her US libel proceedings.
In England and Wales, where the burden is on the defendant to prove truth… the main hurdle for the claimant to overcome is that of showing that the statement caused or is likely to cause “serious harm to reputation”.
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