Prince Harry served court papers by Meghan Markle’s sister Samantha
Prince Harry is served court papers by Meghan Markle’s sister Samantha who is suing the Duchess over ‘malicious lies’ told in bombshell Oprah interview
- Samantha Markle wants Prince Harry to testify against Meghan under oath
- She also wants Meghan to state King Charles and late Queen ‘are not racist’
Meghan Markle’s sister Samantha is demanding Prince Harry give evidence under oath against his wife as she gears up to take her defamation case back to court.
In legal papers filed in Florida on Friday, Ms Markle has called on the Duke of Sussex to take part in deposition proceedings under oath, The Mirror reports.
The 56-year-old is suing Meghan, 41, for £60,000 in damages, claiming her reputation was left in tatters after her sister spread ‘malicious lies’ in her 2021 Oprah interview.
Ms Markle is also calling on Meghan to be interviewed on camera a day prior to the deposition, and reportedly wants her to make 38 separate admissions in the case.
Among the admissions, she reportedly wants Meghan to publicly state that both the late Queen Elizabeth and King Charles ‘are not racist’.
Meghan Markle’s sister Samantha is demanding Prince Harry give evidence under oath against his wife as she gears up to take her defamation case back to court. Pictured together at her graduation in 2008
The 56-year-old is suing Meghan, 41, for £60,000 in damages, claiming her reputation was left in tatters after her sister spread ‘malicious lies’ in her 2021 Oprah interview
Meghan is understood to want the case dismissed entirely.
Ms Markle, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, claims she’s a victim of ‘humiliation and hatred’ on the back of ‘demonstrably false and malicious statements’ allegedly made by her sister.
She’s also reportedly called on statements from father Thomas Markle, former royal aide Jason Knauf, her daughter Ashleigh Hale and online security expert Christopher Bouzy.
A mediator has been appointed in an attempt to avoid a trial, while Meghan’s lawyer Michael J. Kump reportedly stated the demands Ms Markle has made are irrelevant.
Ms Markle reportedly felt slighted by Meghan’s recollection of being an ‘only child’ growing up. When she first expressed anger over the comments, the Duchess of Sussex pointed out she was simply describing her opinion.
The duo share a father but have different mothers.
Her rocky relationship with Meghan exploded into public view after her sister’s engagement to Prince Harry was announced in 2017.
She was quoted by journalists as saying ‘The Queen would be appalled’ and called her a ‘ducha**’ on Twitter.
Meghan is understood to want the case dismissed entirely
The duo share a father but have different mothers. Pictured: Meghan with her father Thomas Markle
She gave numerous interviews attacking the Duchess but has since backtracked and complimented her.
Ms Markle released a book about her sister titled The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister: A Memoir, Part One.
It lays bare details of the Markles’ upbringing, including the rivalry when their father was still married to the actress’s mother Doria Ragland.
But Ms Markle also writes of her adoration for Meghan as a baby and described the infant as ‘bi-racial, beautiful, and was both the color of a peach, and a rose’.
And recently, Ms Markle appeared on an Australian breakfast news program slamming the royals’ six-part Netflix docuseries.
She labelled it a ‘flopumentary’ that was ‘ridiculous’ and bordering on ‘comedy’.
‘It is so much rhetoric at this point, and so many lies have been thrown out there, debunked, and yet still there is this repeated need to push this narrative.’
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