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Samantha Markle first filed her lawsuit in March 2022 against Meghan Markle, claiming defamation due to Meghan’s alleged falsehoods. According to US Weekly, Samantha filed new court documents that now add Prince Harry to the lawsuit as an “interested person.” This means that since Harry is Meghan’s husband, he has a vested interest in the outcome of the lawsuit. Also, Harry was present during the Oprah tell-all interview.
Samantha is seeking upwards of $75,000 for “actual damages in the form of lost employment, lost income from sales of her autobiography, emotional and mental distress, including anxiety and fear due to the threatening and violent emails and messages she receives regularly, and harm to her reputation and credibility,” per US Weekly. Samantha specifically says that Meghan lied when she told Oprah that she had only seen her half-sister a few times in the past couple of decades when they had actually been in contact many times over the years. She was also upset when Meghan alleged that Samantha changed her last name to Markle only after she had begun dating Harry. According to Fox News, however, Samantha’s 2008 bachelor’s degree has her last name as Markle, which Samantha says is proof that Meghan lied about when she changed her name and why.
If this lawsuit isn’t settled out of court, we will for sure be grabbing our popcorn to watch the court proceedings. This is going to get messy.
Source: Nicki Swift