Daily Mail Retracts Melania Trump Escort Story After She Files Suit

LONDON (TheBlaze/AP) — The Daily Mail newspaper has retracted a story about Melania Trump after her lawyers filed a lawsuit in the United States accusing the newspaper and a Maryland blogger of publishing false statements about her alleged involvement with an escort agency.

The retraction published Friday said the newspaper and its popular website “did not intend to state or suggest that these allegations” about the wife of the Republican presidential nominee were true.

Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, stands on stage following the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College February 6, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sponsored by ABC News and the Independent Journal Review, this is the final televised debate before voters go to the polls for the New Hampshire primary on February 9.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, stands on stage following the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College February 6, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sponsored by ABC News and the Independent Journal Review, this is the final televised debate before voters go to the polls for the New Hampshire primary on February 9. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

“The point of the article was that these allegations could impact the U.S. presidential election even if they are untrue,” the retraction said.

It ended by stating that the editors “regret any such misinterpretations” about the story published on Aug. 20.

Trump filed suit against the Daily Mail Online and a Maryland website Thursday in a Maryland state court.

Read the Mail’s full statement on retraction here.

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