After Suing Two News Sites, Melania Trump Sends a Huge Message to the Rest of the Media

In September, First Lady-elect Melania Trump filed a lawsuit against The Daily Mail and Maryland-based blogger, Webster Tarpley.

The libel suit was filed after a story was published that alleged she was an escort during her modeling days. Her lawyer, Charles J. Harder, estimated the damages at $150 million.

Melania Trump and her lawyer recently appeared in the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville, Maryland, for a scheduling conference surrounding the suit.

A scheduling conference is used to determine the course and conduct of the proceeding. Identification of potential witnesses and the exchange of any pre-hearing materials may also be determined at the scheduling conference.

Independent Journal Review received a statement from Melania Trump’s lawyer on her behalf. It said:

“Mrs. Trump was not required to attend the court conference, but chose to do so, to meet the Judge, meet opposing counsel, and show her commitment to the case.”

By meeting the judge, she signaled that she’s more than just a caricature depicted by headlines and SNL skits.

This isn’t the first time that Melania Trump has taken on false claims made against her and her family.

Last month, Harder contacted YouTube user, James Hunter, after a video he made claiming Barron Trump had autism went viral. He was forced to take the video down and issue an official apology.

From awards shows to fashion designers, it seems many in Hollywood and the media won’t pass up a chance to mock the future first lady.

While she can’t stop people from making fun of her, her decision to appear in court sent them a clear message — either stop spreading lies about me or face the consequences.

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