They had no basis for publishing their article and yet they published anyway. This is journalistic malpractice at its finest:
From the Daily Mail: The book makes a number of unpleasant claims — such as one that a modeling agency Melania worked for in Milan before moving to New York was ‘something like a gentleman’s club’.
The claims are all unsubstantiated and the Mail could find no trace of the book’s author, Adam Schlecter. It is quite possibly the work of an enemy of Trump — there are many.
Yet the fact a book with such a title even exists must be an acute embarrassment to the Trumps.
Melania Trump has started legal action against the Daily Mail and other outlets for what she claims is a defamatory article about her past.
Charles Harder, an attorney for Trump, said in an email that the legal action goes beyond just the Daily Mail and is not limited to the United Kingdom, where the Daily Mail is headquartered.
“Mrs. Trump has placed several news organizations on notice of her legal claims against them, including Daily Mail among others, for making false and defamatory statements about her supposedly having been an “escort” in the 1990s,” Harder said in an email. “All such statements are 100% false, highly damaging to her reputation, and personally hurtful. She understands that news media have certain leeway in a presidential campaign, but outright lying about her in this way exceeds all bounds of appropriate news reporting and human decency.”
The article in question was published last week by the Daily Mail and questions Trump’s biography and history as as model.
For entire story: Politico