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Melania Trump files lawsuit

Washington, Feb 7: A lawyer for US First Lady Melania Trump argued that an article falsely alleging that she once worked for an escort service hurt her chance to establish “multimillion dollar business relationships”, the media reported. The suit, filed on Monday in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan against Mail Media, the owner of the Daily Mail, said the article published by the daily and its online division in August caused Melania Trump’s line of jewellery, to lose “significant value” as well as “major business opportunities that were otherwise available to her”, The Washington Post reported. In April 2010, Melania Trump launched her line, “Melania Timepieces and Jewelry” on QVC, a US homeshopping channel. The suit noted that the article had damaged Trump’s “unique, once in a lifetime opportunity” to “launch a broad-based commercial brand”. “These product categories would have included, among other things, apparel accessories, shoes, jewellery, cosmetics, hair care, skin care and fragrance,” according to the lawsuit, which was filed on the First Lady’s behalf by California attorney Charles Harder.  (IANS)

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