Author and blogger Webster Tarpley is in hot water after the wife of presidential candidate Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against him.
The Washington Post reported on Friday:
Attorneys for Melania Trump have filed a $75,000 defamation lawsuit against a Gaithersburg political blogger and the Daily Mail, which each published that the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at one time worked for an escort service in the 1990s before she met her husband.
Melania Trump filed the lawsuit Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court where blogger Webster Griffin Tarpley lives and where the British tabloid transacts business, her lawsuit asserts.
Tarpley was sued for an Aug. 2 blog post titled “Where is Melania Trump” in which the article included a statement about the alleged escort work.
On August 21 Trump’s attorneys contacted Tarpley and demanded a retraction. Tarpley posted a retraction and an apology the following day:
The Morning Briefing published on tarpley.net on August 2, 2016 referenced unfounded rumors and innuendo regarding Melania Trump, wife of Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, and her life prior to her marriage. The August 2, 2016 morning briefing asserted that it was widely known that Melania Trump previously worked as an escort and that Mrs. Trump was in fear of revelations that she used to work as an escort. The briefing also stated that multiple unnamed sources stated that Mrs. Trump was in a state of apoplectic tantrum, was suffering from a full-blown nervous breakdown, that both Melania Trump and Donald J. Trump feared the revelations coming to light, and that Mrs. Trump’s condition was negatively affecting the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump.
While the tarpley.net editors, writers and contributors did not generate said rumors, the briefing in …