First Lady Melania Trump has agreed to settle her defamation lawsuit filed against a Maryland blogger who published an article accusing her of being a high-end escort. The blogger has agreed to pay Trump a “substantial sum,” according to a statement from Melania’s attorney, Charles Harder. The blogger, Webster Tarpley, also agreed to issue an additional apology for the posts.
Last year, on Tarpley’s website, Tarpley.net, he blogged about how there were reports that Melania suffered from a “breakdown” after accusations she plagiarized portions of her speech at the GOP Convention, according to court documents. He also blogged about “rumors” from other sources that Melania once worked as a high-end escort. Tarpley issued a retraction and apologized shortly after publishing the story, but Trump sued anyway. The Daily Mail published a similar story, which has since been retracted, but Melania sued them as well.
On Tuesday, Tarpley issued this statement:
“I posted an article on August 2, 2016 about Melania Trump that was replete with false and defamatory statements about her. I had no legitimate factual basis to make these false statements and I fully retract them. I acknowledge that these false statements were very harmful and hurtful to Mrs. Trump and her family, and therefore I sincerely apologize to Mrs. Trump, her son, her husband and her parents for making these false statements.”
In a court filing to get the case dismissed, Tarpley accused Trump of acting in bad faith by filing the lawsuit, because she filed it after Tarpley “immediately” complied with Trump’s attorneys request to retract the article and apologize.
That piece of trash should work at CNN. He'd fit right in.
There is is a real good lesson to learn from the Trump Family .....Fight Back And Stand Your Ground
Trump was right to file the lawsuit. These people need to realize that apologies will not be enough (most are insincere anyway, given only after one has been caught), because bloggers, journalists, media, whatever you wanna call them, are intent on demonizing our president, and his family, and he won't stand for it. I'm all for freedom of speech, but blatant and deliberate lies are damaging and invasive. So, they will have to learn that a punishment will come from writing false stories.
God Bless Donald Trump and God Bless America!
GOOD FOR THEM!
Mr. Tarpley thinks he can use Alinsky tactics and not pay the price by apologizing after the damage has been done ! Typical liberal insanity !
SLANDER and LIES CAN DAMAGE ESPECIALLY A HIGH profile person like Melania Trump....!! Tarpley should have to pay ..., BIG TIME....!!
Sue their lousy azzes right on into bankruptcy.
Words once spoken can not be withdrawn. This guy should be prohibited from publishing articles in any published document. He is a disgrace to the media and the media should correct this problem. This is the exact reasons that they catch so much negative publicity today and they have brought it on themselves.
I hope the "Substantial Sum" is enough to put him in The Poor House,permanently. This vicious slander should not go unpunished .Maybe money is all these people understand. Such as Berkeley's negligence in putting a stop to violent rioting on their Campus. So be it. If you continue this behavior, be prepared to suffer the financial loss that will follow.
The IDIOT is probably interviewing for a job at CNN (Communist News Network) right now! What kind of "Hard Drugs" are these maggots taking when they write this crap & have NO evidence to back up their malicious statements? Check his family tree it'll lead to him being Hitlery's brother! Good for the Trumps!
GOOD!!!! Make him pay!