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Looks like Rachel Maddow's feminist solidarity doesn't extend to Melania Trump . . . Appearing on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show this morning, did Maddow express outrage over a newspaper report on the possibility that Melania Trump had in the past worked as an "escort?" Not at all. To the contrary, Maddow described Melania's lawsuit against the newspaper involved as part of an "attack" and "assault" on the media. Maddow fretted that the media lacked the resources to "fight back."

A yet to be identified New York Times reporter was formally reprimanded by the paper for calling the First Lady a "hooker" at New York Fashion Week event Saturday night. According to Page Six, a supermodel sitting next to this nameless reporter "spilled the beans" and railed against the "slut-shaming" of Melania:
Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski, who was seated next to the reporter during the event on Sunday, had spilled the beans on Twitter. “Sat next to a journalist from the NYT last night who told me ‘Melania is a hooker,’” Ratajkowski tweeted Monday morning.

Last year, Melania Trump filed a $150 million defamation suit against UK-based Daily Mail and a Maryland-based blog, Tarply, for alleging the she was once employed by a modeling agency that was actually an escort service. The Daily Mail quickly retracted their post after a complaint was filed and Tarply retracted their post once legal action was threatened. Friday, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Sharon Burrell denied Tarply's requests to dismiss the suit.

Designer Sophie Theallet caused a stir when she announced she would not dress or design for future First Lady Melania Trump and encouraged other designers to follow her. But famous designer Tommy Hilfiger only had praise for Melania:
“I think Melania is a very beautiful woman and I think any designer should be proud to dress her. Ivanka is equally as beautiful and smart, although she wears her own clothes. I don’t think people should become political about it. Everyone was very happy to dress Michelle [Obama] as well. I think they look great in the clothes. You’re not gonna get much more beautiful than Ivanka or Melania.”

Designer Sophie Theallet has announced on Twitter she will not design and dress Melania Trump with her brand: Theallet has designed and dressed First Lady Michelle Obama during the past eight years, which she called "a highlight and an honor." Obama's "values, actions, and grace have always resonated deeply within" the designer. She added:
As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom, and respect for all lifestyles. I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady. The rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband's presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by. I encourage my fellow designers to do the same.
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