Rich people always want more!
Melania Trump has refiled a libel lawsuit against Mail Online for reportedly damaging her ability to profit off her image. Like she’s not already a billionaire’s wife! What more does she want???
According to the lawsuit, the 46-year-old had a great opportunity come her way until the Daily Mail published rumors that she used to be an escort.
The filing stated:
“[She] had the unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person, as well as a former professional model, brand spokesperson and successful businesswoman, to launch a broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories, each of which could have garnered multi-million dollar business relationships for a multi-year term during which Plaintiff is one of the most photographed women in the world.”
The product categories mentioned included jewelry, cosmetics, apparel, accessories, hair care and fragrance, in addition to others.
Can you imagine the conservative fury if Michelle Obama had tried to brand herself as FLOTUS and make money from the position? Yeah, we can. It would be INSANITY! They would NEVER let it drop!
Melania had originally filed the lawsuit in Maryland, but a judge dismissed it, saying that it shouldn’t have been filed in the state in the first place. The lawsuit against blogger Webster Tarpley, however, is moving forward in Maryland.
Now the Daily Mail suit has been refiled in New York, with Melania seeking damages of up to $150 million!!! That’s just plain nuts!
The Daily Mail did issue retractions following the first lawsuit, but apparently those weren’t enough.
Don’t mess with Melania, we guess!
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