Saturday 21 April 2018

Language school posters featuring Melania Trump removed after threat of legal action

'Imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English'

First lady Melania Trump (AP)
First lady Melania Trump (AP)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave the Oval Office of the White House during their departure for Bedminster, New Jersey, in Washington, DC, U.S., September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. first lady Melania Trump steps from her car as she visits the Joint Base Andrews Youth Center in Maryland, U.S., September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Donald Trump kisses first lady Melania Trump, after introducing her during the White House Historical Association reception and dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Newsdesk Newsdesk

Posters featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" have been removed from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened legal action.

The images in Zagreb 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.

Mrs Trump did not accept what was apparently meant to be a joke and her Slovenian lawyer demanded that the posters be immediately removed.

Lawyer Natasa Pirc-Musar said she was "satisfied with the fact that the school admitted that they violated the law" and that the posters were removed on Tuesday.

She said they were "still analysing possible further legal steps".

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