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Meghan Markle wins half-sister’s defamation lawsuit as choose dismisses case – Nationwide


A choose in Florida completely dismissed a US$75,000 (about C$101,250) defamation lawsuit on Tuesday filed in opposition to Meghan Markle by her half-sister, Samantha Markle.

The case, wherein Samantha argued The Duchess of Sussex defamed her in a number of public interviews, was dismissed with prejudice by U.S. District Decide Charlene Honeywell.

In line with the authorized paperwork, the case was thrown out after Samantha, 59, failed to supply any defamatory statements for a 3rd time. Her earlier makes an attempt to sue Meghan, 43, for defamation have been dismissed in 2022 and 2023.

Samantha, who shares Thomas Markle as a father together with Meghan, filed her civil swimsuit in opposition to Meghan over claims that the previous actor minimized their relationship and uncovered Samantha to “humiliation, disgrace and hatred on a worldwide scale.”

FILE – Samantha Markle, Meghan Markle’s half-sister, is interviewed on UK present ‘The Wright Stuff.’.

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She alleged Meghan made defamatory statements about her throughout Prince Harry and Meghan’s 2020 televised Oprah Winfrey interview and of their 2020 biography Discovering Freedom.

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In her lawsuits, Samatha has tried to poke holes in what she described as her half-sibling’s “false rags-to-royalty narrative.”

On the time, Meghan instructed Winfrey she grew up as “an solely little one.” Samantha took subject with the assertion and instructed the court docket it made she and her half-sister falsely appear as if “digital strangers.” Meghan additionally instructed Winfrey her half-sister modified her surname again to Markle solely after Meghan had begun relationship the Duke of Sussex.

When Honeywell dismissed Samantha’s lawsuit in 2022, the choose stated Meghan’s feedback weren’t defamatory.

“As an inexpensive listener would perceive it, Defendant merely expresses an opinion about her childhood and her relationship along with her half-siblings,” Honeywell wrote in her order.

On Tuesday, Decide Honeywell dominated Meghan couldn’t be discovered answerable for the Discovering Freedom e book, as she didn’t publish it.

Samantha stated each she and their father, Thomas, have suffered on account of Meghan’s public feedback. She referred to as Meghan’s phrases “demonstrably false and malicious lies.”

Meghan’s lawyer, Michael J. Kump, stated in a press release, “We’re happy with the Court docket’s ruling dismissing the case.”

Samantha has but to supply public touch upon the dismissal, although her lawyer instructed Newsweek they plan to attraction.

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For her half, Meghan has publicly acknowledged that she has not seen Samantha “for over a decade” and has little to no relationship along with her or their father.

Within the Sussexes’ Netflix sequence, Harry & Meghan, the Duchess stated she doesn’t know Samantha’s center identify, or her birthday.

“You’re telling these folks you raised me, and also you coined me ‘Princess Pushy?’ I hadn’t had a fallout along with her,” Meghan stated. “We didn’t have a closeness to have the ability to have that. And I needed a sister!”

— With recordsdata from International Information’ Michelle Butterfield

&copy 2024 International Information, a division of Corus Leisure Inc.




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