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Daily Mail pays Melania Trump $2.9 million to settle lawsuit

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This is a mixed bag. The Daily Mail is generally good with its coverage of jihad attacks, and so this will be used to besmirch its accurate reporting of those. At the same time, the Daily Mail is abysmal in smearing and defaming foes of the same jihad terror that it reports on so well, including Geert Wilders, Robert Spencer, and me. And so in one sense it is good that it is being held accountable. If it is more responsible in the future, so much the better. But it’s likely just to draw it closer to the leftist establishment enemedia.

“Daily Mail pays Melania Trump $2.9 million to settle lawsuit,” by Ivana Kottasova and Charles Riley, CNN, April 12, 2017:

The Daily Mail has apologized to Melania Trump and agreed to pay damages to settle a lawsuit filed by the first lady after the publisher made false claims about her work as a professional model.

Trump will be paid about $2.9 million in damages and costs, according to a source familiar with the settlement.

“We accept that these allegations about Mrs. Trump are not true and we retract and withdraw them. We apologize to Mrs. Trump for any distress that our publication caused her,” the Daily Mail and Mail Online said in a statement.

Representatives for the first lady were not immediately available to comment.

Trump filed a suit against the Mail Online in September, accusing it of making false and defamatory statements. The suit, which asked for at least $150 million in damages, was later moved from Maryland to New York.

Trump also filed suit against the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom. The agreement disclosed Wednesday settles all her claims against the publication relating to the retracted article.

The Daily Mail is a tabloid newspaper in Britain, but it also publishes a digital version with significant readership in the United States….

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