• First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard" and supported, but so do men. Trump, 48, was interviewed on her Kenya trip by ABC, which aired portions Wednesday on Good Morning America. She says when there are accusations there needs to be "really hard evidence" and accusers should "show the evidence." "You cannot just say to somebody, 'I was sexually assaulted,' or 'you did that to me,' because sometimes, the media goes too far," she said. "And the way they portray some stories, it's not correct. It's not right." Asked whether she supports the MeToo movement, Trump responded: "I support the women, and they need to be heard. We need to support them. And, you know, also men, not just women." President Donald Trump, accused of sexual assault by numerous women over the years, has said it's "a scary time" for men facing allegations from years ago, as with new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh denied those allegations, as has the president. The first lady's declaration that she stands with women echoes that of the president's daughter, Ivanka, who in February said she was "proud" of women "who are standing up ... with credible evidence and credible stories."
• The husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice will be deported to Italy once he's released from prison next year, a judge ruled Wednesday. Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice appeared before a federal immigration court in York, Pa., via teleconference. He has 30 days to appeal the decision, said Kathryn Mattingly, a spokesman for the Executive Office of Immigration Review. Giudice, an Italian citizen who came to the U.S. as an infant, was unaware he wasn't an American citizen. He's currently serving a more than three-year sentence for fraud and failing to pay taxes. Prison records indicate he is set to be released in March. The couple pleaded guilty in 2014 to bankruptcy fraud and submitting false loan applications to get $5 million in mortgages and construction loans. Joe Giudice also pleaded guilty to not paying about $200,000 in income taxes. Teresa Giudice served nearly a year in prison and was freed in December 2015. In January, during the season eight reunion of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice implied she would be open to moving to Italy with him. "Italy's a beautiful place to live," she told the host at the time. "Listen, whatever God has planned for me, that's what's going to happen. I will embrace it the best I can."
In this June 2, 2014 file photo, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, the husband of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice, appears in Superior Court in Paterson, N.J.
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