Melania Trump demands People retract part of accuser's sexual assault story–but not that part

Melania Trump is demanding that People Magazine retract a portion of a story that claims her husband sexually assaulted a reporter. Which part of the story? Not the part about sexual assault.

CNN's Dylan Byers caught this odd detail, and writes about it at

On Thursday night, Trump tweeted an image of a letter from her lawyer addressed to Jess Cagle, the magazine's editor-in-chief, and Natasha Stoynoff, the reporter who claims Donald Trump made inappropriate physical advances on her at Mar-a-Lago while was writing a profile on the Trumps' one-year wedding anniversary.

But the letter only took issue with the part of the story in which Stoynoff says she ran into Melania Trump on 5th Avenue outside of Trump Tower, following the incident.

"That winter, I actually bumped into Melania on Fifth Avenue, in front of Trump Tower as she walked into the building, carrying baby Barron," Stoynoff said in her report. "Natasha, why don't we see you anymore?" she quotes Trump as saying.

In the letter to People, Trump lawyer Charles Harder writes, "Mrs. Trump did not encounter Ms. Stoynoff on the street, nor have any conversation with her. The two are not friends and were never friends or even friendly."

Harder then writes that failure to comply with the retraction request "will require Mrs. Trump to consider her legal options."

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Which brings us to Melania Trump's Twitter background. Nope. Not creepy at all.