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UK Paper Pays Damages to Melania Trump Over False Report


7Dnews London - AP

Sun, 27 Jan 2019 01:49 GMT

Britain's Telegraph newspaper has “unreservedly” apologized and agreed to pay damages to US first lady, Melania Trump, which was caused by the contents of a cover story published January 19 in the newspaper's weekly magazine supplement.

The Telegraph falsely characterized Mrs. Trump's father's personality, falsely reported the reasons she left an architecture program, and falsely reported her career as a model was unsuccessful before she met Donald Trump. Also adding that Mrs. Trump had cried on election night, and that her father, mother and sister had relocated to New York in 2005 to live in buildings owned by Trump. 

The newspaper then retracted these statements, acknowledging it had incorrectly reported. It is not the first time Mrs. Trump has successfully challenged the British press. She received damages and an apology from the Daily Mail in 2017 after bringing a libel action against the popular tabloid. 

The Telegraph is one of Britain's leading broadsheet newspapers and is traditionally aligned with the Conservative Party. 

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