Editors at the New York Times have reportedly reprimanded one of their reporters for suggesting that First Lady Melania Trump was a “hooker.” The incident took place at a New York Fashion Week event Sunday night; the New York Times is calling the remarks “completely inappropriate.”
Unfortunately, this is not a new battle for our First Lady as she is now in two legal battles involving similar baseless rumors. Last year, The Daily Mail, a United Kingdom-based online newspaper, published an article which implied that Melania Trump was once a high-end escort. The Trumps filed a libel suit, and the company is being sued for over $150 million.
Maryland-based blogger, Webster Griffin, has also had the misfortune of publishing unfounded rumors about America’s First Lady which did not go unnoticed by the Trump legal team. The FLOTUS had originally filed a suit against the blogger as early as September of 2016.
Although nasty rumors, name calling, and belittlement are not unusual for right-leaning women in the cattiness of today’s politics, it is rare to find a left-leaning celebrity coming to her defense. In a very rare moment of solidarity for all women, Super Model Emily Ratajkowski took a stand. Ratajkowski, who happened to be sitting next to the New York Times reporter Sunday, made the horrendous comments public in a series of tweets.
A New York Times spokesperson said this to Politico on Monday, ”At a party last night, a Times reporter who does not cover Washington or politics, referred to an unfounded rumor regarding Melania Trump… The comment was not intended to be public, but it was nonetheless completely inappropriate and should not have occurred. Editors have talked to the reporter in question about the lapse.”
What does our First Lady have to say about all this? Well, she is just happy to see solidarity between all women, no matter what your political leanings.