Melania Trump has threatened People Magazine with legal action over reporter Natasha Stoynoff's first-person account claiming that Donald Trump forcibly kissed her when she went to interview both Trumps at Mar-a-Lago in 2005.
However, what seems baffling is that the compiled list of supposedly "fictionalized" material has no mention of Stoynoff's assault claim, The Washington Post's Callum Borchers writes.
The Republican presidential candidate's wife went on to deny that she encountered or conversed with the writer in New York. She tweeted a letter from her lawyer demanding a "prominent retraction and apology" of certain statements in the article, and threatening that Melania would otherwise "consider her legal options."
Borcher observes that the letter missed the grave issue – it did not dispute Stoynoff's allegations that Trump forcibly kissed her during the interview. All it focuses on is whether the two bumped into each other on a city street and acknowledged each other or not.
In Stoynoff's account, Melania Trump was not present at the moment when Donald Trump assaulted her. There were other aspects which Melania could bring to the fore questioning the incident, but she didn't, Borchers writes.
Melania has also not disputed the account of Mindy McGillivray, who told the Palm Beach Post about Donald Trump making a pass at her during a party in 2003. "And she whips the shawl behind her neck and storms off into the bathroom," McGillivray said of Melania Trump, who she alleges witnessed the episode.
Earlier this week, Donald Trump asked the New York Times to retract a report on alleged incidents of sexual assault.
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