Duchess Meghan Markle has won the libel suit brought against her by her half-sister, Samantha Markle.
Samantha claimed Meghan spread lies in a famous interview Oprah conducted with the Duchess and her husband Prince Harry in 2021, as well as in a statement Meghan sent to the media in 2020.
Samantha sought over $10 million in damages. According to the New York Post, the comments that upset Samantha were about Meghan growing up as an only child, but Samantha found the statement humiliating and full of hatred towards her.
Samantha told the court that she and Meghan were close when Meghan was a child. Samantha drove Meghan to school and helped her with her homework. They continued to be close after Meghan had a breakthrough, but their relationship soured after Meghan met Harry.
Samantha pointed out that in a book written about the Dukes, without their permission, it was claimed that Meghan and Samantha only met twice as children and there is only one photo of them together. It has been claimed that Samantha contacted The Sun to sell them a story about how Meghan had always dreamed of marrying into the Royal Family.
In the interview with Opruh, Meghan claimed that Samantha only adopted the surname Markle after Meghan and Harry started bumping noses, in order to take advantage of the family bond.
Samantha claimed Meghan’s comments about her turned her neighbors against her and made Samantha look like an opportunist looking to cash in on her sister’s fame, despite having no relationship with her. . Her reputation took a toll and Samantha received a lot of hate and even one of Meghan’s fans sat across from her.
Yesterday a Florida judge found the allegations unfounded and dismissed the case. The judge said Meghan’s comments expressed her view of her childhood and her relationship with her siblings, and could not be refuted.
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