First lady Melania Trump filed a lawsuit against the Daily Mail for publishing "salacious and highly offensive statements about her," according to CNBC's Steve Kopack, who tweeted the news Monday.
She is seeking $150 million in compensatory and punitive damages from the news organization for causing "tremendous harm to Plaintiff's personal and professional reputation.
The statement filed in the New York Supreme Court focuses on a story published by Mail Online on August 19, 2016.
An earlier lawsuit against the news corporation was dismissed from a Maryland when a judge ruled that the matter was outside of the jurisdiction of the court. The lawsuit was filed in August and cited a story that had been published the week previous and insinuated that she had worked as an escort.
...the Daily Mail published a story outlining the former supermodel’s “very racy” past, including Trump’s former romantic relationships, her career in modeling and her immigration story. Pulling details from a magazine in Trump’s native Slovenia, the Daily Mail article claims the modeling agency Trump used to work for was actually an escort service.
The Daily Mail retracted the story after the filing, but it appears that the first lady will continuing pursuing the lawsuit.
Trump posted apologies and retractions from The Inquisitr and the Bipartisan Report after the original lawsuit:
https://t.co/0SDn4FICQk— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIA TRUMP)1471882447.0
Apology to Melania Trump https://t.co/9sAqu8wJ5P— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIA TRUMP)1471891504.0