Melania Trump filed another defamation suit against the Mail Online on Monday over an August 2016 article that alleged she once worked as an escort.
But for the first time, her attorney Charles Harder (famous for winning Hulk Hogan’s $140 million verdict against Gawker) has argued that the article ruined her “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” to make bank.
According to the suit, filed in Manhattan, the economic damage the article caused to Trump’s brand is “multiple millions of dollars.”
It states that Trump, “as an extremely famous and well-known person,” could have launched a “broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories, each of which could have garnered multi-million dollar business relationships for a multi-year term during which Plantiff is one of the most photographed women in the world.”
“These product categories would have included, among other things, apparel, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care, skin care and fragrance,” claims the $150 million filing.