Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Will Sit For Depositions In Samantha Markle’s Defamation Case Against Her Half-Sister
I would ask somebody to please go check on Piers Fucking Morgan right now, but even I’m not that cruel. Nobody should be subjected to the sight of Piers prancing around in his tighty-whities doing celebratory jetés at the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may actually have to sit for depositions in response to Megan’s half-sister Samantha Markle‘s defamation suit against her, except for Samantha herself. Not even Jeremy Clarkson, but that’s only because the freak would probably nut all over himself, and he doesn’t deserve the pleasure.
All of the many seeds the Sussexes planted in the fertile soil of Santa Barbara’s heartland have sprouted like gangbusters, resulting in a bumper crop of headaches for the pair. According to CNN, Samantha’s defamation lawsuit against Meghan takes issue with the allegedly “demonstrably false and malicious statements,” she made during their now infamous 2021 Oprah Winfrey interview. Meghan unsuccessfully sought to have the case dismissed back in June, so now she’s going to have to be more specific about if she was silent or silencEDT! “The latter” isn’t gonna cut it under oath.
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will be deposed as part of a defamation case brought against the duchess in the United States by her half-sister, Samantha Markle, a Florida judge ruled on Tuesday.
Markle is suing Meghan for “defamation and injurious falsehood” following the couple’s 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, and seeking damages in excess of $75,000.
Samantha Markle’s March 2022 lawsuit claims that Meghan made “demonstrably false and malicious statements….to a worldwide audience,” including the “roughly 50 million people in 17 countries” who watched the interview.
Meghan also filed a motion back in September to avoid being deposed, but the judge has ruled that she did “not satisfy the high standard required to stay discovery pending the resolution of a dispositive motion.” Without the boost from Oprah’s signature theatrical flare, the nuts and bolts of this case are just as petty as petty can be. And BBC News reports the judge indicated that some of Samantha’s claims “may be ripe for dismissal.” Here are those claims.
Court papers in the civil case show that Samantha alleges Meghan:
- exposed her to “humiliation, shame and hatred on a worldwide scale”
- misrepresented their relationship when they were growing up, giving the impression they were “virtual strangers” and she had “no relationship whatsoever with her sister Meghan”
- “falsely and maliciously stated” she was “an only child”, when interviewed with Prince Harry by Oprah Winfrey, in 2021
- pursued a “false rags-to-royalty narrative”, claiming childhood hardship, which destroyed her half-sister and father’s “reputation and credibility”
Seems to me that if Meghan can just dig up her old raggedy ass Humphrey Yogart uniform, she’s in the clear. But what could threaten to blight Harry and Megan’s bounty are the “38 ‘requests for admission’,” which would ask Meghan to respond to statements including “Queen Elizabeth was not a racist,“ and “King Charles is not a racist,” both of which Megan’s lawyers claim are “not relevant to any party’s claim or defense.” I feel for Meghan, I really do. As much shit as I talk, it’s a wonder I haven’t been sliencEDT yet. CNN notes that Netflix took precautions to include a disclaimer on her and Harry’s reality show that read “Samantha Markle maintains that she and Meghan had a close relationship until 2018 and that the media fabricated quotes that have been attributed to her,” so their ass is covered. And according to Page Six, NBC dodged a bullet last year when Harry bailed out of hosting Saturday Night Live “at the 11th hour” while doing promo for his memoir Spare.
Producers on the long-running NBC show were in discussions with Harry in the run-up to the January release of his memoir, “Spare,” but talks stalled at the 11th hour.
One well-placed TV source told us: “I know that Harry was all in, he was really serious about doing it — and it would have been great fun as promo for the book.
“‘SNL’ producers have been after Harry for a while. Everyone on the show was really into the idea, and people would definitely have tuned in.”
Sources told Page Six that “SNL” exec producer Lorne Michaels still loves the thought of having Harry, 38, on the show, although the insider mused: “I could also see Harry coming on as a surprise in a sketch.”
Dammit, Harry! Now we’ll never get to see Bowen Yang interrupting his monologue by walking out on stage in a bald cap as Harry’s irate frost-nipped todger.