New York Times reporter reprimanded for 'hooker' comment about Melania Trump


A New York Times reporter has been reprimanded by the paper for a comment made about first lady Melania Trump.

The unidentified reporter made the comment on Sunday during a New York Fashion Week event.

"At a party last night, a Times reporter who does not cover Washington or politics, referred to an unfounded rumor regarding Melania Trump," the newspaper said in a statement. "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."

The comment became public knowledge on Monday after supermodel Emily Ratajkowski said on social media she heard what was said and was outraged over it.

"Sat next to a journalist from the NYT last night who told me 'Melania is a hooker,'" Ratajkowski tweeted. "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."

The Trumps are suing The Daily Mail over a story which claimed she had once been an escort.

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