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Meghan Markle’s sister loses defamation lawsuit against her


Meghan Markle beat the half sister Samantha Markle in a lawsuit she had filed against the Duchess of Sussex for defamation. Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell, of a Florida court, concluded that Meghan’s statements in her controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021 meant “an opinion about your childhood and your relationship with your half-siblings”.

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For the authority, Samantha’s accusations were not “objectively verifiable or subject to empirical evidence”.

The Florida court agreed with the Duchess of Sussex, and the case was dismissed. Samantha asked for damages of US$ 75 thousand (R$ 400 thousand).

The defense of Samantha Markle, Jamie Sasson, said that Meghan’s statements made public opinion point to her half-sister as a “liar” and that she would have invented a false story of a relationship with Prince Harry’s wife, after the interview where Meghan clarified that she had no relationship with Samantha and that she had only seen her a few times throughout her life.


Samantha Markle, Meghan Markle’s half-sister, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Duchess of Sussex, accusing her and Prince Harry of having made ‘false and malicious statements’ against her during their interview with Oprah Winfrey in March of the year past.

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The 57-year-old claims in court documents obtained by the New York Post’s Page Six column that Meghan, 40, slandered her on television.

Samantha accuses the former “Suits” star of falsely claiming to be an “only child” and claims Meghan lied about the time frame they last saw each other.

Samantha Markle continues to accuse Meghan of lashing out at her father, Thomas Markle, in an attempt to sell the world a false narrative of her life ‘from rags to royalty’.

She said in the documents: “Meghan falsely claimed that: (a) she essentially raised herself out of virtual poverty; (b) she was forced from the age of 13 to work a series of low-paying jobs to ‘make ends meet,'” the complaint reads, further accusing Meghan of misleading the public about Thomas’s absence from her 2018 wedding.

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“Mr Markle suffered two heart attacks in the weeks prior to the Defendant’s wedding in May 2018 due to the stress associated with the royal wedding, the constant stalking and harassment by the paparazzi and other media, and the disturbing text messages he received from the Defendant and of Prince Harry. The cardiologist of Mr. Markle told him that he was too ill to travel to England for the wedding; Mr. Markle did not refuse to attend the wedding, but was instructed by his doctor not to attend the wedding.”

She also claims that her half-sister “published and disseminated malicious and false statements about the Author in the New York Times bestselling book, ‘Finding Freedom,’” which she calls “nothing more than a book of lies (hereinafter referred to as the defendant’s ‘fairytale life’ story)’.”

According to the PageSix column, Samantha Markle is seeking $75,000 (R$ 380 thousand) in damages and the costs of court and attorney fees.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s solicitor, Michael Kump, said in a statement to TMZ: “This baseless and absurd lawsuit is just a continuation of a disturbing pattern of behaviour. We will give the minimum necessary attention, which is all it deserves.”

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Rita Garcia

Graduated in Communication Sciences (Mexico), crazy about cats and fascinated with the world of celebrities. She is happy to be part of Ofuxico since 2000.


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