Melania Trump has threatened to file a lawsuit against People magazine over a story they published in which one of their editors recounted the time she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.
Interestingly, it’s not the part of the story which the editor alleges the assault happened that has Melania upset.
via NY Daily News:
The publication’s Natasha Stoynoff wrote Wednesday that Donald Trump pinned her against a wall and was “forcing his tongue down my throat” during a December 2005 interview in Florida.
She said that after the encounter alone with the future candidate at his Mar-a-Lago resort he told her that they were going to have an affair.
Melania Trump, who had married “The Apprentice” host earlier that year, took issue with another, less scandalous part of the story.
Stoynoff wrote that she ran into the former model outside Trump Tower soon after the Mar-a-Lago interview, and she said, “Natasha, why don’t we see you anymore.”She also said that Melania Trump was holding an infant Barron Trump, who was born in March 2006.
The would-be First Lady posted a picture of documents on Twitter Thursday evening that contend the section is “false and completely fictionalized.”
She and her lawyers at Harder, Mirell & Abrams asked for that statement and others to be removed from the article, as well as a retraction.
Trump contends that the two have never been friendly and that she would not have recognized Stoynoff on the street.
People Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle, named in the documents along with Stoynoff, said Thursday morning “We stand steadfastly by her, and are proud to publish her clear, credible account of what happened.”
Donald Trump has called recent allegations of misconduct toward women amedia conspiracy organized by the Clintons.
His lawyers also sent a letter to the New York Times after they published the account of a woman who says he groped her on an airplane in the 1980s and a woman who said he kissed her without consent in the early 2000s.
The Times’s layer David McCraw denied a libel claim in a public letter Thursday, saying, “Nothing in our article has had the slightest effect on the reputation that Mr. Trump, through his own words and actions, has already created for himself.”
Sit down, Melania.