Meghan is facing legal action from her half-sister Samantha Markle over claims she made during her bombshell 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey and defamatory comments in the book Finding Freedom, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.
Meghan’s lawyers insist the case is not viable because she did not write Finding Freedom and therefore can not be found liable for it. They add that the comments made about her rags to riches journey during the Oprah interview were based on how she felt. But Samantha’s lawyers say she suffered serious reputational damage as a result of what was said, which they insist was based on falsehoods. Jamie Sasson, of the Ticktin Law Group.
This is a viable claim because we have actual proof of the falsity of these statements and that Meghan Markle made these statements. In Oprah, they were directly made and in Finding Freedom it was instructed to put these things into the book by Mrs. Markle (Meghan) through email. If we didn’t have the email it would be a different story. The part that is missed in this whole thing is they’re acting as if no harm came from these statements that were made.
Motion Denied: Us confirmed in June 2022 that Meghan filed to dismiss the meritless lawsuit against her, but Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell denied the request because Samantha filed an Amended Complaint. Meghan then filed a second motion to dismiss. Samantha, for her part, attempted to remove the judge from the case, alleging Honeywell’s impartiality will be questioned. (Honeywell was appointed by former President Barack Obama, whom Samantha claimed were allies with Meghan and Harry.
Meghan’s Response: The former actress attorney Michael Kump addressed the allegations in March 2022, telling TMZ in a statement at the time, This baseless and absurd lawsuit is just a continuation of a pattern of disturbing behavior. We will give it the minimum attention necessary, which is all it deserves.