Meghan Markle news: Duchess accused of reading Finding Freedom before release | Royal | News (Reports)


According to Meghan’s lawyers, her US publicist was given a copy of the title “immediately before its serialisation”. However, the Duchess of Sussex’s legal team maintain that she was not able to make amends before its publication.

Meghan is currently involved in a legal privacy dispute with Associated Newspapers.

The company owns the Mail on Sunday which published a letter she wrote to her father Thomas Markle.

The Duchess’ team presented documents denouncing that she was given the chance to make changes to Finding Freedom.

The papers stated: “The Claimant’s US publicist was only given a copy of the Book immediately before its serialisation, by which time it had already been printed.

“It was therefore too late for the Claimant to ask for any changes to be made, so that the pleaded inference was false, and there was (accordingly) no invitation to suggest amendments to the text, nor any request for such amendments.”

Last month, the Duchess lost a court case to deny allegations that she had given the book’s authors, Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, specific details to “set out her own version of events in a way that is favourable to her”.

Judge Francesca Kaye ruled The Mail on Sunday could use the biography in its defence for the case.

She said: “[Meghan] says she had nothing to do with the information in the public domain, either directly or indirectly.

He said: “[Meghan and Harry] did not authorise the book and have never been interviewed for it.

“The book was always prepared on the understanding that it was to be independent and unauthorised.”

The judge ruled Mr Scobie’s declaration “does not amount to a knockout blow”.

She added: “It’s not what he says but what he does not say which may be instructive at trial.”


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