That, on the face of it, is the conclusion one must draw from some of the recent front pages we’ve seen in Brexit-supporting papers.
has since retracted the article, and will pay damages and costs.
"Mail Online's conduct was extreme and outrageous and beyond the bounds of decency in a civilized society," the civil complaint further accuses, describing the article as a "scurrilous charge that the future First Lady of the United States worked as a prostitute..." Because of the article, Melania's brand, "Melania," - which sells jewelry, accessories and skin care products - "has lost significant value, and major business opportunities that were otherwise available to her have been lost and/or substantially impacted." "The economic damage to Plaintiff's brand, and licensing, marketing and endorsement opportunities caused by the publication of Mail Online's defamatory article, is multiple millions of dollars." Melania Trump, the lawsuit continued, "had the unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person, as well as a former professional model and 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 woman in the world." "These product categories would have included, among other things, apparel, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care, skin care and fragrance." Melania Trump is repped by Charles Harder, Hulk Hogan's lawyer in his highly publicized defamation suit against now-defunct gossip website Gawker.
The Mail did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Inside the newspaper, a headline read: "Finest weapons at their command? " A column by Sarah Vine referred to Sturgeon's legs as "altogether more flirty, tantalisingly crossed... Some of the first people to criticise the newspaper's choice of words was former Tony Blair spin doctor Alastair Campbell who labelled the paper "utter scum" and urged anyone who came across the newspaper to rip it up.
Interesting the Daily Mail's Scottish edition choses not to involve itself in the discussion over Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon's legs pic.twitter.com/zut HRn Yovs— Adrian Rutherford (@arutherford NI) March 27, 2017Interesting the Daily Mail's Scottish edition choses not to involve itself in the discussion over Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon's legs pic.twitter.com/zut HRn Yovs— Adrian Rutherford (@arutherford NI) March 27, 2017Whoever photoshopped that spoof Daily Mail front page must be feeling pretty pleased with themselves.*Walks past Newsagent*WHAAAAAT?!
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Melania had sued The Daily Mail in a Maryland court shortly after the article ran, but a judge tossed her legal claims against the tab several days ago, saying they couldn't be pursued in that court, according to reports.