Melania Trump Threatens to Sue People Over Natasha Stoynoff Claims

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Melania Trump posted a letter from her lawyer on Twitter, threatening People Magazine with litigation if it does not remove Natasha Stoynoff‘s claims about meeting Melania after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Donald Trump in 2005 while writing a story on Trump at Mar-A-Lago. The letter doesn’t ask People to retract the part about Trump allegedly assaulting Stonyoff.

The letter, sent to People by attorney Charles J. Harder of Harder Mirrell & Abrams LLP, insists that the magazine pull a section of the story in 24 hours and apologize to Melania and Trump. “Failure to comply will require Mrs. Trump to consider her legal options,” the letter reads. If Harder’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he represented Hulk Hogan in the case against Gawker. He has also represented Melania in previous litigation against news outlets.

Stoynoff’s claims were published by People Magazine on October 12, just after three other women came forward with claims that they were sexually assaulted by the Republican presidential candidate. Stoynoff claims that Trump pinned her in a room at his Mar-a-Lago mansion in Florida, pushing her against the wall and “forcing his tongue down my throat.” She claims that a butler interrupted them, telling them that Melania was coming downstairs.

“You know we’re going to have an affair, don’t you?” Stoynoff claims Trump told her, “in the same confident tone he uses when he says he’s going to make America great again.”

Melania’s lawyers specifically listed three points that they want removed from the story and they all relate to a meeting Stoynoff claims to have had with Melania after the alleged incident took place. The section reads:

That winter, I actually bumped into Melania on Fifth Avenue, in front of Trump Tower as she walked into the building, carrying baby Barron.

“Natasha, why don’t we see you anymore?” she asked, giving me a hug.

I was quiet and smiled, telling her I’d missed her, and I squeezed little Barron’s foot. I couldn’t discern what she knew. Did she really not guess why I hadn’t been around?

Melania’s lawyers say that these claims are false and the two “are not friends and were never friends or even friendly. At the time in question, Mrs. Trump would not have even recognized Ms. Stoynoff if they had encountered one another on the street.”

People Magazine told CNN that they are standing by the story. On October 17, the magazine published accounts from six witnesses it says can corroborate Stoynoff’s claims that she met Melania in 2005 and that she was assaulted by Trump.

“They chatted in a friendly way,” Stoynoff’s friend, Liza Herz, told People. “And what struck me most was that Melania was carrying a child and wearing heels.”

Marina Grasic, another friend of Stoynoff’s, said that Stoynoff was nervous about what would happen if the story came out because Melania was pregnant at the time.

You can read the complete letter below.

Donald Trump is also threatening to sue the New York Times and demands they retract a story with claims from two other women, who say they were sexually assaulted by Trump.

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