Law Newz reports:
First Lady Melania Trump has abandoned her claim that she planned to cash in on her First Lady “brand” to sell “apparel, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care, skin care and fragrance” from her White House perch.
Melania Trump’s lawyer, Charles Harder, filed an amended complaint on Friday in her New York libel lawsuit against the Daily Mail, deleting the First Lady’s claims that she planned to make millions from her White House fame described in her first version of the lawsuit. But, in this new version, Trump did include a ‘defamatory’ statement from a New York Times reporter who called her a “hooker” earlier this week.
Gone from the new version of the lawsuit are the First Lady’s earlier allegations that the Daily Mail‘s “false” story deprived her of a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person … to launch a broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories.”
The amended suit retains Melania’s demand for $300M in “defamation and emotional distress” damages.