Meghan Markle’s Lawyers Finally Open Up About All the Tabloid Rumors

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From Cosmopolitan

  • Meghan Markle’s lawyers refuted several tabloid reports from the Daily Mail in new court documents.
  • They targeted rumors about her father, supporting murder, her California childhood, and her workout routines.

Listen, Meghan Markle has been dealing with some insane sh*t for far too long. After having to put up with reports that claim she’s too “difficult” and somehow supports murder and human rights offenses, Meghan and Prince Harry filed lawsuits against some major publications. In some new court documents obtained by Byline Investigates and reported on by Elle, from their case against the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday’s publisher, Meghan’s lawyer refuted a ton of rumors about the Duchess. Without further ado, here’s the truth according to Meghan’s side:

On Ignoring Her Father:

We all know that Meghan and her dad, Thomas Markle, have a testy relationship. There have been reports that she was fully ghosting him and hasn’t tried to help him with his finances or health, but her lawyers say that couldn’t be further from the truth. Here’s what the court docs said:

“The true position is that the Claimant [Meghan] has a long history of looking after her father’s welfare and trying to find solutions to any health problems…she did provide extensive financial support for him, as well as act as primary caregiver for her grandmother…her father did not telephone her to explain that he was not coming to her wedding…her team in Los Angeles did provide him with continued support for which he had expressed gratitude…she had reached out to him prior to the wedding and sought to protect him, as well as to ensure that he would be able to come to the wedding…she did not ignore him afterwards.”

On Her Yoga Obsession:

She does not have a full-on yoga studio in her house, you guys. That, along with the rumors that she added a guest wing, tennis court, copper bath, and orangery to Frogmore Cottage are false. The lawyers said it was an attempt at making her look like she and Harry live an “absurdly lavish” life.

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On Allegedly Supporting Murder:

As every young person knows, people love to tell them that eating avocados is the reason why they’ll never afford a home and the reason why the entire world is messed up. Unfortunately, Meghan’s supposed avocado toast habit has basically been weaponized against her in an effort to make her look bad. Her lawyers referenced a headline that stated “How Meghan’s favourite avocado snack—beloved of all millennials—is fueling human rights abuses, drought, and murder.” They explained her stance as:

“The connection made between the fact that the Claimant likes eating avocado and made avocado on toast for a friend who visited her with human rights abuses, murder and environmental devastation is another highly tenuous and deliberately inflammatory one. The suggestion that by liking avocados she is fueling or supporting these extreme occurrences, and therefore is disingenuous about her ‘campaigning for racial equality and female empowerment,’ is again as absurd as it is offensive.”

On Her California Roots:

Remember that Daily Mail story that was like “Harry’s girl is (almost) straight outta Compton: Gang-scarred home of her mother revealed—so will he be dropping by for tea?” Well, it’s so fake because she’s not from anywhere near Compton and this report was just intended to stereotype a community and be “divisive.”

Okay, everyone got all that!?


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