Melania Trump is now suing People Magazine, demanding a retraction and apology for publishing a former writer’s account alleging Donald Trump assaulted her while she was on assignment.
Melania threatened to sue in a letter addressed to Natasha Stoynoff, who wrote the piece, and People editorial director Jess Cagle, calling parts of the account “false and completely fictionalized.” The letter does not mention the allegation at the center of the story, where Stoynoff wrote that Trump shoved her against a wall and tried to kiss her during a break in an interview for an article about his and Melania Trump’s first anniversary.
On behalf of Melania Trump, lawyer Charles Harder disputed that she and Stoynoff ran into each other, citing the following lines from the People story:
That winter, I actually bumped into Melania on Fifth Avenue, in front of Trump Tower as she walked into the building, carrying baby Barron.
“Natasha, why don’t we see you anymore?” she asked, giving me a hug.
I was quiet and smiled, telling her I’d missed her, and I squeezed little Barron’s foot. I couldn’t discern what she knew. Did she really not guess why I hadn’t been around?
“The two are not friends and were never friends or even friendly,” the letter stated.
Now onto the confusing part…Melania is not denying the sexual assault…just that she didn’t run into the writer outside of Trump Tower.
People spokesperson Marnia Perez confirmed the publication received the letter and said, “we stand by our story.”
Read Melania’s letter to People Magazine HERE.
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