Samantha Markle Has Sued Meghan Markle For Allegedly Lying During Her Interview With Oprah

March 4, 2022 / Posted by:

Just when Meghan Markle thought she had successfully beat one family-related legal mess, here comes her older half-sister Samantha Markle at full-speed a defamation lawsuit. Samantha has filed a lawsuit against Meghan, accusing her of lying about their relationship during her interview with Oprah Winfrey that happened one year ago.

When Meghan and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah last March, they told all there was to tell about their relationship with the Royal Family, and their reasons for stepping back as senior royals in 2020. But it’s also where Meghan addressed the messy situation with her older half-sister and toxic family member extraordinaire Samantha. Samantha had been teasing her own tell-all for several years, and the first part of her memoir, The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister Part 1, was released in 2021. I know, I don’t even have to drop such details. I’m sure you remember the exact date you all ran out to buy it and marveled that it only took a single day of sales to skyrocket the book to the top of The New York Times bestsellers list.

During the Oprah interview, Oprah brought up Samantha’s book and asked Meghan to describe her relationship with her sister Meghan proceeded to deliver some ice-cold Don Draper “I don’t think about you at all” energy by saying that she can’t speak about Samantha, because she doesn’t know her, and that Samantha isn’t a person who was in Meghan’s life long enough to make an impact. According to Meghan, she’d only seen Samantha twice in nearly 20 years, and that she’s essentially just someone she shares a last name with. Meghan implied it would be tough for Samantha to write a book about their relationship because Samantha doesn’t know Meghan either.

That’s the part Samantha took issue with and was angry enough to file a lawsuit. According to Samantha’s lawsuit, Meghan has defamed her character by painting her as a leech who profits off of Meghan’s name. Um, what’s that phrase about shoes fitting? Samantha also calls bullshit on any rags-to-riches childhood story Meghan gave to Oprah. via TMZ:

Samantha claims Meghan is trashing her, and spreading outright lies, in order to bolster the notion she’s overcome leeching family members. For example, Sam points out she and Meghan share the same father in Thomas Markle … yet Meghan told Oprah she was an “only child.”

She also claims Meghan dropped another lie when she told Oprah she’d last seen Samantha “at least 18, 19 years ago and before that, 10 years before that.”

Those aren’t the only alleged disses … Samantha claims Meghan got it flat out wrong when she told Oprah Samantha only changed her surname to Markle after Meghan started dating Harry.

Samantha also has issues with Meghan talking about her childhood as if they were all living paycheck to paycheck. For example, last year when Meghan wrote a letter in favor of paid parental leave, she mentioned that she knew how hard her parents worked to treat the family to a night out at the $5 Sizzler salad bar. Well, according to Samantha, Meghan must have meant the five-course tasting menu at La Sizzleré, because Samantha says Meghan grew up fancy. via TMZ:

In the suit, Samantha also claims Meghan’s fabricated tales of growing up in “virtual poverty” … because Thomas paid for her to attend “elite and expensive private schools,” and dance and acting classes. She claims dad also covered Meghan’s tuition and living expenses when she went to Northwestern University … something the Duchess told Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres she worked to pay for herself.

According to the lawsuit, Meghan was motivated to keep up the lie, because it fit a narrative that Meghan established early on. Samantha says she’s been impacted by Meghan’s defamatory statements by causing her emotional distress, losing out on potential jobs, and hurting the sales of Samantha’s autobiography. Meghan’s lawyer responded to the lawsuit with almost as much of a Don Draper brush-off as Meghan has been known to give Samantha, telling TMZ:

“This baseless and absurd lawsuit is just a continuation of a pattern of disturbing behavior. We will give it the minimum attention necessary, which is all it deserves.”

I could not even begin to predict how this lawsuit will turn out, but I do know that Samantha deserves some credit here. Samantha is creating jobs in an otherwise unstable job market! Samantha’s shameless bullying and toxic behavior used to be a one-person gig from the comfort of her own computer, but now she’s got a whole legal team helping her to bully her half-sister now.

Pic: CBS

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