Melania Trump Threatens Legal Action Over People Magazine Story
Lawyers for Melania Trump on Thursday threatened legal action against People magazine if the publication does not retract parts of a story claiming that Donald Trump made unwanted sexual advances toward one of its writers.
In a letter sent to People magazine, Melania Trump's lawyers didn't mention the sexual accusations against the GOP nominee in the report, instead focusing on more benign claims that the story's author had a casual encounter with Melania Trump on the street months after the alleged incident.
"Mrs. Trump did not encounter (writer Natasha Stoynoff) on the street, nor have any conversation with her. The two are not friends and were never friends or even friendly," Melania Trump's lawyers wrote.
"We therefore demand that you immediately and permanently remove each of these statements from the Story, and print a prominent retraction and apology," they said.
The letter later added: "Failure to do so will require Mrs. Trump to consider her legal options."