Melania Trump Thanks Emily Ratajkowski For Calling Out NY Times Reporter

February 14, 17:23 EST

     Melania Trump thanked actress Emily Ratajkowski for standing up for her when a New York Times reporter called the first lady a "hooker."

"Applause to all women around the world who speak up, stand up and support other women!" Trump tweeted at the actress.

      Ratajkowski unloaded Monday on the unnamed reporter via Twitter after the journalist called Trump "a hooker" at a fashion show.

"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.

"Gender specific attacks are disgusting sexist bullshit," added Ratajkowski.

      Trump is suing the Daily Mail after it published a story in August alleging the former model had been an escort in the 1990s. The news outlet cited a story from Trump's native Slovenia that said the modeling agency she worked for doubled as an escort service.

Several outlets retracted and apologized for repeating the Daily Mail's claims. The Daily Mail also removed the story from its website.

The story was originally published on Washington Examiner.