London’s Daily Telegraph apologized to first lady Melania Trump on Saturday and said it had agreed to pay her “substantial damages” for publishing false statements regarding her family and her modeling career.
“We apologise unreservedly to The First Lady and her family for any embarrassment caused by our publication of these allegations,” the newspaper wrote Saturday. “As a mark of our regret we have agreed to pay Mrs. Trump substantial damages as well as her legal costs.”
The claims appeared last week in a cover story in its Saturday Magazine entitled “The Mystery of Melania.”
The conservative British newspaper said the article should not have made the claim that Melania Trump was struggling in her modeling career before she met Donald Trump nor that she had advanced in her career due to his help.
“We accept that Mrs. Trump was a successful professional model in her own right before she met her husband and obtained her own modeling work without his assistance, ” the Telegraph said.
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