The latest verdict in Meghan’s battle against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday, the MailOnline and the Daily Mail has been announced today. The London’s High Court’s judge ruled the publisher can amend its case ahead of a trial next year.
This means Associated Newspapers can rely on Finding Freedom, a recent unofficial biography of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in its defence of Meghan’s High Court privacy claim.
Last week, during a preliminary hearing, the publisher asked for permission to amend its written defence to Meghan’s claim to argue the Sussexes “co-operated” with the authors of Finding Freedom, Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie.
Lawyers representing Associated Newspapers claimed the Duchess provided the authors of the book published in August with information about the letter she sent to her estranged father “in order to set out her own version of events in a way that is favourable to her”.
Meghan’s lawyers said accusations the Duke and Duchess “collaborated” with the authors represented a “conspiracy theory”-
The Duchess’ representatives also said references to the letter in the book were simply “extracts from the letter lifted from the defendant’s own articles”.
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