When word of Finding Freedom, the book about Prince Hot Ginge and Meghan Markle exiting stage left from the Royal Family, came out, a rep for PHG and Meghan said that they didn’t do an interview for the book and didn’t contribute to it at all, even though if you ran a blacklight over the book’s pages you’d probably see their fingerprints all over it. Well, thanks to her lawsuit against The Mail on Sunday, Meghan has admitted that she did give a little info to the authors of Finding Freedom, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, but that she didn’t do it directly and she only did it to get her side out. If that revelation had a soundtrack, it’d be the DUH part of that Billie Eilish song.
Meghan is suing Associated Newspapers, the parent company of the highly-esteemed literary journal of truth, The Mail on Sunday, for breach of privacy, infringement of copyright, and breach of data protection for publishing parts of a letter that she wrote to her shit father Thomas Markle in August 2018. Vanity Fair says that in a statement she gave to the court, Meghan admits that she whispered a little something about that letter to a friend and let that friend whispered it to Omid and Carolyn, but only because she wanted people to know that she didn’t abandon ThoMESS Markle, which is what he was telling the media.
Meghan says she gave her own version of the story to be passed on to the authors “so the true position… could be communicated to the authors to prevent any further misrepresentation.”
In her statement the duchess makes clear she “did not provide a copy of the letter or its contents, or a description of its contents, to the authors, whether directly or indirectly.” Lawyers for the duchess are categoric that Meghan did not collaborate with the authors any further and never gave either Omid Scobie or Carolyn Durand an interview either formally or informally. According to the statement filed today: “Neither the Claimant nor her husband wished to be involved in any way with the Book.”
Meghan claims that her dealings with Omid and Carolyn over the book stopped there. She never talked to Omid and Carolyn, but she can’t say if the Kensington Palace PR team did. And just like that, I got the image of Meghan disguised in a Corgi costume, talking to Omid and Carolyn like, “Now, I’ve got some shit to tell you two…”
Meghan adds that she asked two unnamed senior royals about what to do with her blabbing dad situation. Vanity Fair believes that THE QUEEN and Prince William were those two senior royals:
The statement also reveals that Meghan sought the advice of two senior royals over the situation regarding her father: “Given the Claimant’s level of distress surrounding the form, frequency and content of the media coverage concerning her father, and as the newest member of the Royal Family who wanted to follow protocol, the Claimant sought advice from two senior members of the Royal Family on how best to address the situation… In accordance with the advice that she had received from the two members of the Royal Family, the Claimant decided (in about the first week of August 2018) to write a private letter to her father in an attempt to get him to stop talking to the press.”
Lawyers from Associated Newspapers are going to argue that because Meghan gave info about the letter to Omid and Carolyn, she breached her own privacy. Also, Meghan wrote the letter with help from Kensington Palace’s head of communications, Jason Knauf. So Associated Newspapers think that because she got help from Jason, the letter is not her “intellectual creation.” But Meghan says that the words in the letter are 100% hers and Jason only gave her feedback and “general ideas.”
This mess is supposed to go to trial in the Fall of 2021, but Meghan’s lawyers think that the Mail on Sunday doesn’t have a case. So Meghan’s team has filed a summary judgment, which means that in January, they will argue that they should win the case without going to High Court.
What I have a hard time understanding is that Meghan leaked info to be used for Finding Freedom and that info wasn’t the exact measurements and vein placement of Prince Hot Ginge’s crotch scepter. What’s the point then?!
If this does go to trial, Thomas Markle will not testify in person. A judge ruled today that Thomas is “not an important witness” in the case. That’s a good move because the court really doesn’t need to see Thomas take the stand and say, “So are you going to cut me a check before or after this interview because Papa Thom Thom doesn’t give up the tea unless you pay me.”