Royal Family News – Meghan Markle Seeks to Dismiss Sister Samantha’s ‘Meritless’ Claim Amid defamation Lawsuit
Meghan Markle is attempting to dismiss half-sister Samantha’s defamation lawsuit against her, calling the case. The judge, however, reportedly ruled against the request.
A previous attempt to get the case thrown out was denied as Samantha had already amended the allegations, reports Pop Culture. Continue reading and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News – Omitted ‘Facts’ Would ‘Undermine’ Sister’s Case
The Duchess of Sussex first requested the dismissal on June 17. In court documents obtained Monday, June 27, Meghan denied her sibling’s claims, calling it a “meritless defamation case.” According to reports, Meghan filed generally the same defense in her new motion.
In the filing, Meghan alleged that her sister “deleted numerous specific factual allegations and exhibits” from the original complaint. Markle went on to claim that the omitted facts would “completely undermine” her sister’s case.
Royal Family News – Samantha ‘Quite Literally’ Fabricates Statement
Per Us Weekly, the papers, filed by attorneys, said that “her original complaint attached a 2018 email from Meghan to the then-Communications Secretary of Kensington Palace, Jason Knauf, that Plaintiff alleged was the basis for the allegedly defamatory statements in Finding Freedom.”
The filing continues, “However, the email on its face disproved Plaintiff’s claim that Meghan was somehow responsible for the authors’ allegedly defamatory statements in Finding Freedom,” according to Hollywood Gossip. The documents went on to state that Samantha “quite literally fabricated one of the statements” which, they claim, was evidenced by a “missing interview transcript.”
Royal Family News – ‘I Grew Up As an Only Child’
Samantha alleged in March that her sister was not being honest about her past or her father, Thomas Markle when she and Prince Harry had the sit-down interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey. At that time the duchess claimed that she and her half-sister and half-brother were never close.
Samantha and her brothers were the children of Thomas Markle and his ex-wife Roslyn Loveless before he married Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. In the March 2021 interview, Markle said, “I grew up as an only child, which everyone who grew up around me knows, and I wished I had siblings,” reports Flipboard. I would have loved to have had siblings,” adding that she hadn’t seen her half-sister in 20 years.
“[She] changed her last name back to Markle in her early 50s … only when I started dating Harry. So, I think that says enough.” Be sure and stay up to date on all Royal Family News and return here often for more spoilers, news, and updates.