Rebound! Remember, Meghan Markle sued, for breach of privacy and copyright, Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), the publisher of Mail On Sunday, for five articles reproducing parts of a letter “personal and private” sent to his father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018. Regarding this case, a High Court judge ruled in his favor last February, saying that the publication of the letter was “manifestly excessive and therefore illegal”.
ANL challenged this decision before the Court of Appeal. The editor claims Prince Harry’s wife wrote the letter with the knowledge that it could be published and has made private information public by cooperating with Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, authors of Finding Freedom (unofficial biography of Prince Harry and herself).
However, the ex-actress’s lawyers denied that she or Harry had collaborated with the authors. However, the couple’s former secretary, Jason Knauf, shared a different story, in a witness statement. He said the book had been “chatted directly with the Duchess on several occasions in person and via email”. Those “published emails showed” that another had been sent “to Harry to discuss the book and tell him he would meet with the authors.”
He said Prince William’s brother replied: “I totally agree that we have to be able to say that we have nothing to do with it. Likewise, giving them the right context and background would help to make certain truths known.”
In a witness statement made public, Meghan Markle has indicated “that Mr. Knauf provided information to the authors of the book, and that he did so to my knowledge, for a meeting which he scheduled with the authors in his capacity as communication secretary.” She added that “The extent of the information he shared is unknown to me.”
Archie and Lilibet’s mother said she did not recall discussions with Jason Knauf when she testified earlier in the case, adding: “I apologize to the court for the fact that I did not remember these exchanges at the time. I had absolutely no will or intention to mislead the accused or the court.”, she had declared.
Since these statements, the British tabloids have given themselves to their heart’s content by caricaturing Meghan and nicknamed her Madam Stunned, with reference to children’s books Monsieur, Madame.
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The appeal hearing is scheduled to continue this Thursday, November 11, before a decision is rendered at a later date.
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