Meghan Markle is requesting that the judge throw out her half-defamation sister’s case against her because she believes it to be “meritless.”
The court records, which were obtained by Us Weekly, spelt out Markle’s defence of her half-allegations. sister’s
Samantha Markle is suing Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, for a tell-all interview they gave to CBS in 2021, alleging that Markle lied about her upbringing and her connections with Samantha and their father, Thomas Markle.
I grew up as an only child, as everyone who grew up around me knows, and I wished I had siblings, Markle said to Oprah Winfrey in the original CBS interview before adding that she hadn’t seen Samantha in nearly 20 years.
In response, Samantha filed the defamation suit. According to early court documents obtained by TMZ, Markle’s half-sister claims that the Suits actress lied about paying her own way through college, stating that their father funded her entire schooling.
Documents filed by Meghan gave details of specific pieces of evidence that Samantha uses in her initial claim of defamation and why they do not support her argument, even stating that “Plaintiff [Samantha Markle] quite literally fabricated one of the statements, as evidenced by the missing interview transcript.”
Directly addressing the question of whether or not the issue is something that can be sorted out by the court, Markle’s new filing states, “We do not empanel juries to rule on whether two people are ‘close,’ or whether one genuinely feels that they ‘grew up as an only child’…Courts are not equipped to adjudicate the legitimacy of a person’s feelings about their childhood and relationships. Nor should they be…This dispute has no place in this Court or any other.”
Meghan has also requested to be awarded attorneys’ fees over the complaint.