The legal drama surrounding Meghan Markle seems far from over, as reports indicate that her half-sister, Samantha Markle, has secured a legal victory and is set to proceed with her $75,000 lawsuit against the Duchess of Sussex.
Samantha Markle initiated legal action against Meghan last year, alleging that the royal lied about their relationship, causing Samantha humiliation and financial setbacks. The legal dispute stemmed from Meghan’s high-profile interview with Oprah Winfrey, where she challenged Samantha’s claims of a close relationship and distanced herself from her half-siblings.
In response, Samantha filed a lawsuit seeking damages, asserting that Meghan’s statements during the Oprah interview adversely affected the sales of her book, “The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister Part 1.” However, the initial case was dismissed by a court judge who deemed Meghan’s remarks as expressions of opinion. Undeterred, Samantha recently refiled the $75,000 lawsuit, securing a court date set for November 2024.
As of now, Meghan Markle and her representatives have not released any statements regarding the revived legal proceedings. Notably, Meghan is not mandated to attend the trial in person. However, she is expected to participate in pre-trial meetings, providing an opportunity for a face-to-face confrontation with her half-sister to address the contentious matter conclusively. The legal battle between the two sisters adds another layer of complexity to Meghan’s already intricate public and familial relationships.
Derek Chan – Editor