Fake News Story
Costs Paper $2.9m
A Fake News story about Melania Trump has cost Britain’s Daily Mail $2.9 million
The Daily Mail admitted in court and in a written settlement that a story it published in 2016 implying that Melania Trump previously worked for an escort service was totally false.
The bill for the fake news story is $2.9 million in damages and fees.
The Daily Mail statement said, “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 original Daily Mail article was published in August last year in the midst of her husband’s election campaign, with the headline “Racy photos and troubling questions about his wife’s past that could derail Trump.”
In the event this fake news story, like many others, failed to derail Donald Trump thanks to the good sense of the American people.