Melania Trump is set to take legal action against The Daily Mail over an article she claims is defamatory about her personal background. The Mail and several other outlets ran a story last week raising “troubling questions” about Melania’s visa status upon first meeting Donald Trump, while also alleging salacious details about her employment during the 1990s. Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, said “All such statements are 100 percent false, highly damaging to her reputation, and personally hurtful. She understands that news media have certain leeway in a presidential campaign, but outright lying about her in this way exceeds all bounds of appropriate news reporting and human decency.” Harder is the same lawyer who was bankrolled by billionaire Trump supporter Peter Thiel to represent pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and take down Gawker Media in a highly publicized lawsuit that resulted in the media company’s bankruptcy and sale to Univision.
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