Uh oh! Melania Trump threatens to sue an organization that is trying to make money off of her likeness. The New York Post brings the story.
Melania Trump threatens to sue the company who put up billboards across the capital of Croatia that showed a picture of Melania and a quote that said: “Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English.”
The billboards were taken down today after Mrs. Trump’s lawyer threatened to sue over the illegal use of Melania’s likeness.
The billboards were part of a private English language school’s marketing campaign in Zagreb to convince Croats to learn the language using the example of Trump’s success, the Associated Press reported.
Her lawyer made the demands of the school to remove the billboards. The billboards depict the First Lady giving a speech with an American flag in the background.
“I’m satisfied with the fact that the school admitted that they violated the law and that they are ready to remove the billboards,” Pirc-Musar told the wire service. “We are still analyzing possible further legal steps.”
Melania was born in the neighboring nations of Slovenia, hired a law firm to protect her image. This was a safety precaution to protect her reputation. Her image has been used a lot in tourism for her home nation.
“We are very sorry that the billboards were misunderstood as something intended to mock the US first lady,” school spokesman Ivis Buric told the AP. “It was meant to be something positive, to show her as a role model.”
Mrs. Trump’s lawyer, Pirc-Musar believes that the apology isn’t enough. He expects both nations to publish the mea culpa in a quick manner.
Melania Trump was born Melanija Knavs and left Slovenia in her 20s to pursue a modeling career in the United States. She met Donald Trump in 1998.