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Meghan Markle against British newspaper

Meghan Markle wins over British newspaper

Meghan Markle announced today that the British tabloid ‘Mail on Sunday’ had been held to account for its “dehumanizing practices” after she won a privacy claim against the paper for printing extracts of a letter she wrote to her father.

The american actress, who was famous before she became the wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry, sued publisher Associated Newspapers after its ‘Mail on Sunday’ tabloid printed parts of the handwritten letter she sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.

The judge ruled off court that the articles did breach her privacy, but said some issues relating to her copyright of the letter would have to be settled at a trial.

The newspaper said it was considering an appeal.

“After two long years of pursuing litigation, I am grateful to the courts for holding Associated Newspapers and The Mail on Sunday to account for their illegal and dehumanizing practices,” said the statement issued by Meghan Markle, adding that the tactics of the paper and its sister publications had gone for too long without consequence.

“For these outlets, it’s a game. For me and so many others, it’s real life, real relationships, and very real sadness. The damage they have done and continue to do runs deep,” she added.

The paper has argued that Markle intended the letter’s contents to become public and it formed part of a media strategy, pointing out she had admitted in court papers discussing it with her communications secretary.

The Mail, which published extracts of the letter in February 2019, said it did so to allow her father to respond to comments made by Meghan’s anonymous friends in public interviews.

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