The Duchess is suing Associated Newspapers Limited, the publisher of the Mail Online newspaper, for an article published in February 2019, in which they published fragments of her handwritten letter addressed to her father. In May, she lost the first hearing, the court excluded some of her charges from the statement of claim. And at the end of July, as it became known, Megan agreed to pay more than $ 87,000 to her opponent in legal costs.
Megan is now preparing for a new hearing in the case against the newspaper and will fight to preserve the anonymity of her friends, who testified in her defense. Recall, when Kensington Palace decided not to comment on Megan’s problems and forbade her entourage to do so, five women still talked anonymously with reporters and tried to protect the duchess. Megan believes that now the publisher will publish the names of her friends for commercial gain.
The Associated Newspapers are threatening to release the names of five women who spoke to the press last year on condition of anonymity to protect me from tabloid bullying. The publisher just wants to shirk responsibility and put on a circus to divert attention from the heart of the matter,
– says Markle.