Melania Trump goes after the Daily Mail using same lawyer Hulk Hogan used against Gawker

Melania Trump is preparing legal action against the Daily Mail using the same lawyer who Hulk Hogan used to go after Gawker.
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Melania Trump is preparing legal action against the Daily Mail following an article that alleged she once worked as an escort, and she is doing so using the same lawyer who helped take down Gawker for Hulk Hogan, Politico and The Huffington Post's Michael Calderone report.

"Mrs. Trump has placed several news organizations on notice of her legal claims against them, including Daily Mail among others, for making false and defamatory statements about her supposedly having been an 'escort' in the 1990s. 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," the attorney, Charles Harder, said in an email to Politico.

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