Melania Trump Thanks Emily Ratajkowski For Defending Her Against ‘Hooker’ Claim

New York Times reporter disciplined after making unfounded accusation against First Lady

Last Updated: February 14, 2017 @ 6:54 AM

Melania Trump thanked Emily Ratajkowski for defending her after a New York Times reporter referred to the First Lady as a “hooker.”

“Applause to all women around the world who speak up, stand up and support other women! @emrata #PowerOfEveryWoman #PowerOfTheFirstLady,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The “Blurred Lines” model/actor took to Twitter on Monday to tear into an unnamed New York Times reporter whom, she said, referred to POTUS’ wife as a “hooker” on Sunday night.

“Sat next to a journalist from the NYT last night who told me ‘Melania is a hooker.’ Whatever your politics it’s crucial to call this out for what it is: slut shaming. I don’t care about her nudes or sexual history and no one should,” Ratajkowski wrote.

She went on to add, “Gender specific attacks are disgusting sexist bullsh–.” Although she declined to identify the journalist in question, she did identify the person as male in a later tweet.

A spokesman for the New York Times told TheWrap that editors for the publication have spoken to the reporter and called his comment “completely inappropriate.”

“At a party last night, a Times reporter who does not cover Washington or politics, referred to an unfounded rumor regarding Melania Trump. The comment was not intended to be public, but it was nonetheless completely inappropriate and should not have occurred,” the Times spokesman said. “Editors have talked to the reporter in question about the lapse.”

First Lady Trump has been plagued by allegations that she might have worked as an escort in the past — claims that she has repeatedly denied.

She filed suit last year against the Daily Mail and Maryland blogger Webster Griffin Tarpley over stories saying that she might have worked as an escort before becoming First Lady. Earlier this month, Trump settled her lawsuit against Tarpley, receiving an apology and “a substantial sum,” according to her attorney.