Melania Trump sues Slovenia journalist over 'escort' claims

Melania Trump was born in Slovenia--then part of the communist Yugoslavia--in 1970, leaving home in the early 1990s to pursue her modelling career and married US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in 2005Melania Trump, wife of US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, is suing a Slovenian journalist for defamation over claims that she previously worked with an escort agency, her attorney said Wednesday. The suit, filed last Friday at a court in the capital Ljubljana, accuses journalist Tomaz Mihelic of defamation as well as making false and unverified statements against the Slovenian-born former model. The claims were published in Slovenian celebrity magazine Suzy in August and repeated in Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, in which Mihelic was interviewed under the fake initials S.S.

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