Judge Dismisses Melania Trump’s Lawsuit Against the Daily Mail

Melania Trump. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

First Lady Melania Trump filed a lawsuit against the Daily Mail’s parent company, Mail Online, and Maryland blogger Webster Griffin Tarpley back in September — and, as of Thursday, the suit against the Mail has been dropped.

The defamation claims against the Mail were based on a now-retracted article that included allegations from a Slovenian magazine stating Trump once worked with a modeling agency that doubled as an escort agency.

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Sharon V. Burrell dropped the charges, ruling that Mail Online — a British company — did not have enough of a connection to the state of Maryland for the lawsuit to take place there.

Last week, Judge Burrell ruled that Trump’s case against Tarpley will move forward as planned.

Judge Dismisses Melania Trump’s Lawsuit Against Daily Mail