'Daily Mail' to pay Melania Trump damages over modelling claims

Melania Trump had filed a $150 million lawsuit claiming the article about her previous work as a model had cost her millions of dollars in business.

US First Lady Melania Trump talks with students during a visit with Jordan's Queen Rania to the Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington on 5 April 2017. Picture: AFP.

LONDON - Britain's Daily Mail agreed on Wednesday to pay Melania Trump an undisclosed sum and issue an apology after the news group published an article about her previous professional work as a model.

She had filed a $150 million lawsuit against the Daily Mail's owner in New York claiming the article had cost her millions of dollars in potential business.

On Wednesday, the Daily Mail apologised for the article and said it would issue a retraction.

"We have agreed to pay her damages and costs," it said.

A person familiar with the situation said the settlement was worth less than $3 million, including legal costs and damages.