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may have suffered a huge blow before her trial against Associated Newspapers even began, but her camp made it clear that she and aren’t backing down. Since this case will continue to linger for the foreseeable future, you’re going to want to read up on all the details about the case. Spoiler: It has loads to do with Meghan’s tense relationship with her estranged father, , the texts they exchanged before her wedding, and the edited private letter that the Daily Mail published.
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Sometime in August 2018
Meghan sends a five-page letter to her father, which will later become the center of a lengthy legal battle between the royals and Associated Newspapers, the publisher of UK tabloids Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.
December 17, 2018
Thomas continues to be a pain in the royal family’s side and. He told ITV, “For that incident I’ve apologized 100 times—I don’t feel that’s worthy of being shunned or ghosted, that’s ridiculous.” Sure, Jan.
’We’re family. Please reach out to me.’
Meghan Markle’s father Thomas says he tries to reach out to his daughter every day but hasn’t had a response.| |
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February 10, 2019
And so it begins. The Daily Mail got its hands onand published it in all its edited glory. (Meghan would later say it was an attempt at making her look bad.) Here’s a little sample of :
“Daddy, It is with a heavy heart that I write this, not understanding why you have chosen to take this path, turning a blind eye to the pain you’re causing….Your actions have broken my heart into a million pieces—not simply because you have manufactured such unnecessary and unwarranted pain but by making the choice not to tell the truth as you are puppeteered in this. Something I will never understand.
“You’ve told the press that you called me to say you weren’t coming to the wedding—that didn’t happen because you never called….You’ve said I never helped you financially and you’ve never asked me to help, which is also untrue; you sent me an email last October that said: ‘If I’ve depended too much on you for financial help then I’m sorry but please if you could help me more not as a bargaining chip for my loyalty.
“…the week of the wedding to hear about you having a heart attack through a tabloid was horrifying. I called and texted…I begged you to accept help—we sent someone to your home…and instead of speaking to me to accept this or any help, you stopped answering your phone and chose to only speak to tabloids…you haven’t reached out to me since the week of our wedding, and while you claim that you have no way of contacting me, my phone number has remained the same. This you know. No texts, no missed calls, no outreach from you.”
On top of publishing this, the Daily Mail also enlisted a “handwriting expert,” who claimed Meghan’s letter suggested she was “ultra cautious,” a “showman and a narcissist,” “materially motivated,” and “a consummate performer and strategist.”
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As a totally objective outsider with absolutely no personal interest in the matter, those sound like fighting words.
February 23, 2019
Meghan threatens to sue “under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act for publishing a private letter she sent to her father.”, Meghan’s reps have “been in touch” with the outlet since the publication of the letter.
Lawsuit coming in 3…2…
October 1, 2019
It’s official. Meghan and Harry are suing Associated Newspapers. In a lengthy statement on the official Sussex website,:
“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences—a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son.
“There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face—as so many of you can relate to—I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been. Because in today’s digital age, press fabrications are repurposed as truth across the globe. One day’s coverage is no longer tomorrow’s chip-paper.”
When the lawsuit was filed, the Sussexes’ reps from Schillings law firm stated the outlet’s choice to publish the letter was “intrusive and unlawful” and part of “a campaign by this media group to publish false and deliberately derogatory stories about her as well as her husband.”
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Formally, they’re suing for “breach of privacy,” copyright violations, and “the aforementioned media agenda.”
October 4, 2019
Not to be confused with the letter case,. This time, he’s going after New Group Newspapers (publishers of The Sun, the Daily Mirror, and the defunct News of the World) for allegedly hacking their phones.
In short: Their lawyers are b-u-s-y.
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November 15, 2019
More details about the court documents surface, and it’s clear Meghan has a lot to be upset about. In addition to providing her perspective on her relationship with her dad,.
Remember when the outlets claimed she was indirectly? She begs to differ. And remember when everyone thought she constructed an entire in the palace? Fake news. And as for her upbringing, she is not from , contrary to what the outlets published.
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January 15, 2020
As Associated Newspapers claims the royals “rely on publicity about themselves and their lives in order to maintain the privileged positions they hold and promote themselves” and therefore would deny any wrongdoing in the lawsuit, it becomes clear that. Clinging to relevancy (sorry, but it’s true!), made sure to comment on this matter and said that her dad would cooperate if the court needs him to speak about the evidence used in the case.
April 20, 2020
As both legal teams gear up for the pretrial hearing, everyone discovers that. Several outlets publish the texts she and Harry sent to her dad leading up to the wedding and after his health scare, and they’re so heartbreaking.
When it became apparent that Thomas staged those infamous paparazzi photos and wouldn’t be attending their wedding, Meghan and Harry texted him several times. These are just a couple of the:
“Tom, Harry again! Really need to speak to u. U do not need to apologize, we understand the circumstances but ‘going public’ will only make the situation worse. If u love Meg and want to make it right please call me as there are two other options which don’t involve u having to speak to the media, who incidentally created this whole situation. So please call me so I can explain. Meg and I are not angry, we just need to speak to u. Thanks.”
“Oh any speaking to the press WILL backfire, trust me Tom. Only we can help u, as we have been trying from day 1.”
And after Thomas suffered from a (possibly fake) heart attack,:
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“I’ve been reaching out to you all weekend but you’re not taking any of our calls or replying to any texts.”
“Very concerned about your health and safety and have taken every measure to protect you but not sure what more we can do if you don’t respond.”
“Do you need help? Can we send the security team down again? I’m very sorry to hear you’re in the hospital but need you to please get in touch with us….What hospital are you at?”
When she didn’t hear back, Meghan texted Thomas telling him that she and Harry ultimately decided to send their security team to make sure he is safe. And days before their wedding, she sent another saying, “I’ve called and texted but haven’t heard back from you so hoping you’re okay.”
April 24, 2020
Because of the ongoing pandemic, the court hearing is taking place remotely and Meghan had to call into thefrom her current residence in Los Angeles. This first hearing is the “ ,” which means Justice Mark Warby will decide whether he will “strike out” Meghan’s allegations that the outlets engaged in “improper conduct.”
April 25, 2020
Ugh, now,. Apparently, Associated Newspapers claimed Meghan compromised her own privacy when she allegedly allowed five friends to “leak details about the letter” to People magazine before the Daily Mail actually published excerpts.
Meghan’s team denied this, of course, and claimed she “did not know that her friends were giving an interview to People magazine, let alone that one of them would refer to the letter.”
May 1, 2020
Meghan received a major blow to her case. The judge sided with Associated Newspapers after the pretrial hearing andthat the outlets “acted dishonestly and in bad faith,” “deliberately dug up or stirred up conflict between Meghan and her father,” and had an “obvious agenda of publishing intrusive or offensive stories about [her] intended to portray her in a false and damaging light.”
Although this is a disappointing start for Meghan, her counsel, who, won’t be “deterred from continuing with the case.”
July 1, 2020
obtained and it's clear that the constant tabloid reports caused her "tremendous emotional distress," which added to the burden of already feeling vulnerable within the royal family. According to the court papers:
"[Meghan Markle] had become the subject of a large number of false and damaging articles by the U.K. tabloid media, specifically by the [Mail on Sunday], which caused tremendous emotional distress and damage to her mental health. As her friends had never seen her in this state before, they were rightly concerned for her welfare, specifically as she was pregnant, unprotected by the Institution and prohibited from defending herself."
A trial date has yet to be set, but once there’s an update in this testy case, you can find it right here.
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