Melania Trump might be in hot water after her latest lawsuit has revealed how she was planning to use her time as First Lady. She has filed against The Daily Mail for defamation because they claimed that she used to be an escort, but what people are most interested in was her reasoning as to why this would affect her.
To successfully sue she has to prove that the defamation has damaged her in some way. Her claim is that because of this accusation she will no longer be able to use her government position to enrich her brand.
The lawsuit states that the "Plaintiff had the unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person…to launch 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 plaintiff is one of the most photographed women in the world,"
It continues to state that "These product categories would have included, among other things, apparel, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care, skin care and fragrance."
She has filed for $150 million in damages.
The problem with this is that the U.S. government has a law called The Emoluments Clause which prohibits any leader from using government services to "enrich" the president, his family, and the Trump brand.
What do you think about this? Should the First Lady be able to gain income based on her position in office or should she be using her influence for something else?
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