Meghan Markle wins sister defamation lawsuit – Hollywood Life

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Meghan Markle gain defamation lawsuit she is estranged younger sister Samantha Markle filed against her in 2021. A Florida judge ruled in Meghan’s favor and dropped the case on Thursday, March 31. The Duchess of Sussex is accused of spreading word of mouth. malicious lies about Samantha in an unauthorized biography and during Meghan and by Prince Harry bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

Meghan Markle has won a defamation lawsuit that estranged sister Samantha Markle filed against her in 2021. (Shutterstock)

Meghan’s estranged half-sister Thomas Markle’first marriage claims Meghan defamed her in her 2020 book In search of freedom: Harry and Meghan and the founding of a modern royal familywritten by Omid Scobie And Carolyn Durandby “contributing false information to the book through her agent and press secretary,” according to court documents, each Insiders.

Samantha also said in the $75k lawsuit that Meghan lied about being an “only child” during her interview with Oprah. Meghan told Oprah at the time that she didn’t know Samantha, having only met her a few times. Meghan said: “I grew up an only child. “Something that everyone who grew up around me knows. I wish I had siblings. I would love to have brothers and sisters.”

Samantha’s legal representative, Jamie Sassonbroke down how Oprah’s comments were allegedly defamatory in an August 2022 interview. “As she continued to tell Oprah ‘I grew up like an only child,’ there was only one way to see it, that she’s an only child,” he said weekly news. “As a result, it led the general public to believe that my client was a liar and was making up a story that claimed she was Meghan Markle’s sister when, in fact, she was. so and this is the cause of this. “

In a deferred judgment, Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell gave Meghan a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that Meghan was not responsible for the content of Finding Freedom and that she gave her “opinion” in her interview with Oprah. “As a reasonable listener would understand, the defendant expressed only her views on her childhood and relationship with her half-siblings,” the judge wrote. BBC. “Thus, the court considers that the defendant’s testimony has no basis for objective verification or based on empirical evidence…. the plaintiff cannot reasonably refute the defendant’s view of her own childhood.”


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