As the estranged half-sister of the Duchess of Sussex demands £60,000 from her for defamation, we remind the ‘Modern Day Mrs Simpson’ that she’d do well to heal her familial rifts in private.
This morning, the Mirror’s Patrick Hill revealed the “latest twist in a bitter legal row between siblings Meghan [the Duchess of Sussex], 40, and Samantha [Markle], 57” has come “days after Meghan filed a 27-page court bid in Tampa, Florida, to dismiss a defamation case brought by Samantha, who wants £60,000 damages.”
Jamie Alan Sasson, a lawyer representing Samantha Markle, told the paper:
“Our intention is to take this case to a jury trial. I feel confident we’ll get past the motion to dismiss. We expect to start taking depositions in this case within the next six months.”
Responding previously on 13th May, the Duchess of Sussex’s lawyer countered:
“This is a defamation case without any merit.”
Referring to PR peddler Omid Scobie’s tawdry tome, they went further and added:
“The authors of Finding Freedom made the statements, and there are no allegations – nor could there be – that Meghan wrote that book or otherwise controlled its composition and editing.”
Frankly, this latest episode reflects very badly on drippy Prince Harry’s American wife. If she had an ounce of sense, instead of continuing this row, this audacious actress would organise a meeting with her estranged father and siblings and put a stop to this charade for once and for all. Instead, by continuing this toxic familial war, all the duchess does is add fuel to the fire and simply shows herself to be what one Twitter user accurately termed a “self-centred, self-serving attention whore.”
Pictured top – The snarling and selfish Duchess of Sussex (right) faces a demand for £60,000 for allegedly defaming her sibling Samantha (left).