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Meghan Markle: This new judicial setback


Meghan Markle is experiencing another setback in her lawsuit against Associated Newspapers. The publisher will be able to base her defense on the statements made in “Finding Freedom”.

Meghan Markle, who recently changed lawyers, is in a bad way. The Duchess of Sussex suffered a setback in her legal battle with Associated Newspapers on Tuesday, September 29, after two articles in Mail On Sunday and three articles in MailOnline.

The former actress is fighting the notorious publisher after the publication of excerpts from a letter she sent to her 76-year-old father Thomas in 2018, claiming it violated her privacy.

The publisher Associated Newspapers is certain that Prince Harry’s wife herself disclosed the details of the letter to the media through five of her friends. Moreover, Associated Newspapers’ lawyers have asked to be allowed to amend their defense, assuring that Meghan Markle also collaborated with the authors of the Finding Freedom biography, “including by giving or allowing them to receive information about the letter. Judge Francesca Kaye finally allowed the publisher to rely on this evidence in her defense in the High Court on Tuesday, September 29.

New Appointment on January 11

One of the authors of Finding Freedom, Omid Scobie, for his part stated in his witness statement that it was “false” to suggest that Harry or Meghan had collaborated in Finding Freedom, who made explosive statements about the couple and Megxit of the royal family.

In his statement he said: “[Meghan and Harry] did not authorize the book and were never interviewed for it … The book was always prepared with the knowledge that it was to be independent and unauthorized.

“Through her representative Jenny Afia, Meghan Markle, who had already been warned by the court in court documents that the Daily Mail was able to consult, said that the authors of Finding Freedom relied on a few inventions to write this book which could be read as “inaccurate”. A 10-day trial is scheduled to begin on January 11.

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