First Lady in waiting, Donald Trump’s wife Melania, is reportedly set to sue celebrity news site Daily Mail over a report alleging she worked as an escort in the 90s.
It is being reported Mrs Trump will be seeking $US150 million ($A198 million) in compensation.
The story apparently appeared on the US version of the site in mid-August under the headline: “Naked photoshoots, and troubling questions about visas that won’t go away: The VERY racy past of Donald Trump’s Slovenian wife.”
The article also featured semi-naked images Melania had taken during her previous career as a model.
According to Trump’s lawsuit: “The statements of fact in the Daily Mail article are false. Plaintiff did legitimate and legal modeling work for legitimate business entities and did not work for any ‘gentleman’s club’ or ‘escort’ agencies.
“Plaintiff was not a sex worker, escort or prostitute in any way, shape or form, nor did she ever have a composite or presentation card for the sex business.
“Plaintiff did not come to the United States until 1996. Thus, Plaintiff did not, and could not have participated in a photo shoot in the United States or met her current husband in the United States prior to that time.”