Emily Ratajkowski defends Melania Trump over NYT reporter’s alleged “hooker” remark

Have the lawsuits against The Daily Mail and blogger Webster Tarpley taught reporters nothing?!

If we are to believe the reports that are doing the rounds this morning, model and actress Emily Ratajkowski did the honourable thing and defended First Lady Melania Trump.

She was sat next to a New York Times reporter who allegedly referred to her as a “hooker”…

“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.

“Gender specific attacks are disgusting sexist bullshit.”

You go, Emily Ratajkowski.

Naturally the New York Times was quick to respond to such a serious allegation, and suggested that the reporter – who doesn’t even cover politics for the publication – was simply referencing the infamous Daily Mail lawsuit…

“At a party last night, a Times reporter who does not cover Washington or politics, referred to an unfounded rumour regarding Melania Trump,” Eileen Murphy, a spokesperson for the publication, told USA Today.

“The comment was not intended to be public, but it was nonetheless completely inappropriate and should not have occurred. Editors have talked to the reporter in question about the lapse.”

Regardless of whether it was meant for the public or not, we’re proud of Emily for defending the First Lady against the sexist remarks.

Melania Trump appreciated the gesture so much that she took to her official Twitter account and indirectly thanked Emily Ratajkowski.

“Applause to all women around the world who speak up, stand up, and support other women,” she wrote.

Hopefully this inspires more women to speak up in similar situations!