Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard in Zagreb

Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan “just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English” are removed from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit.

The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born US first lady’s personal experience.

A billboard depicting the first lady Melania Trump and advertising a language school displayed in Zagreb, Croatia, September 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

But Mrs. Trump did not accept what was apparently meant to be a joke. Her Slovenian lawyer demanded that the billboards be immediately removed.

Lawyer Natasa Pirc-Musar tells the AP that she is “satisfied with the fact that the school admitted that they violated the law” and that the billboards were removed on Tuesday.

She says, “we are still analyzing possible further legal steps.”

— AP

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