ROCKVILLE, Md. (ABC7) — Incoming First Lady Melania Trump appeared in person at Montgomery County's courthouse in Rockville, Md. Monday afternoon.
ABC7 reporter Brad Bell tells us Mrs. Trump is suing a Maryland-based blogger who claimed that she once worked as a high-priced escort.
Mrs. Trump issued a statement today saying that even though she didn't need to be in court for today's status hearing, she wanted to demonstrate how seriously she takes the case.
Courthouse insiders tell us that her appearance caused quite a stir as people scrambled to catch a glimpse of Mrs. Trump.
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Following her court appearance, attorneys from Harder, Mirell and Abrams sent us a statement on behalf of Mrs. Trump.
The statement reads:
Melania Trump appeared today with her counsel in the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville, Maryland, for a scheduling conference in her defamation lawsuit against the Daily Mail and Webster Tarpley.
Mrs. Trump was not required to attend the court conference, but chose to do so, to meet the Judge, meet opposing counsel, and show her commitment to the case.
Mrs. Trump looks forward to seeing the case to a successful conclusion.
Mrs. Trump was represented in court today by Charles J. Harder, Esq. of Harder Mirell & Abrams LLP, Los Angeles, CA and Donna E. McBride, Esq. of Miller, Miller & Canby, Rockville, MD.