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Meghan Markle’s half-sister appears in Florida court in defamation case against Duchess of Sussex


By Reham Abdullah

Saturday, November 11, 2023 09:49 AM

She represented her half-sister Meghan Markle In front of a court in Florida last weekend in an attempt to overturn a defamation lawsuit filed against Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.

And she says Samantha MarkleThe 58-year-old defamed her 42-year-old half-sister in her famous interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021 and her series on Netflix in 2022, British newspaper Daily Mail reported.

Her father Thomas married Meghan’s mother Doria after Thomas and her brother Thomas were born, and the Duchess of Sussex says she called him a “charlatan” and “despicable opportunist” in interviews.

Megan’s sister is Samantha

Samantha Markle

Samantha is seeking more than $75,000 in damages, claiming Megan’s statements caused her to lose sales of her book. The Diary of Princess Bushi’s Sister“, and caused her damage on professional and social levels.

For his part, Samantha’s lawyer Peter Dickin said his client, who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair, had been harassed by Megan’s interviews and was afraid to leave her home..

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meanwhile, Meghan’s lawyer Michael Combe said Samantha’s case was baseless and none of Meghan’s statements were defamatory. Coombe, the Kardashian family’s lawyer, said: “The case initially failed because it ran afoul of defamation law. First Amendment to the Constitution.”

The suit, initially filed in March 2022, was dismissed in March this year, with a judge finding in March that Meghan was simply expressing “her opinion about her childhood and her relationship with her half-brother”.

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Samantha is now trying again to take the case to trial in Florida, and Judge Charlene Honeywell, who is overseeing the case, is expected to decide whether to open a trial in the coming weeks.

Meghan and Samantha Markle

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