Meghan Wins Legal Battle Against The Mail on Sunday

The ruling also allowed Meghan to get out of her predicament to mislead the court by denying her dealings with the authors of an interesting book about the couple. Her apology for that erroneous statement, which she blamed on a memory glitch, was a PR embarrassment, but Thursday’s decision means it won’t be more than that.

The court said the statement had no bearing on the legal question of whether The Mail infringed on its privacy. “This was, at best, an unfortunate slip of memory on her part, but it does not seem to me to influence the issues raised in the grounds of appeal,” said the judge, Jeffrey Voss, who wrote on behalf of the three. The judge’s body.

Lawyers for The Mail’s publisher, Associated Newspapers, argued that Meghan’s involvement in trying to shape the book demonstrated a pattern of meticulous management of her public image. As a public figure, they said, you should have known there was an opportunity for the message to be leaked. The Post obtained the letter, likely from Mr. Markle, and excerpts were published in February 2019.

The Mail cited emails between the Duchess and her communications secretary at the time, Jason Knauf, asking him to review a draft of the letter. “Obviously everything I worded was on the grounds that it could be leaked, so I was meticulous in my choice of words,” she wrote.

He testified that the Duchess asked if addressing Mr Markle as “father” would be a smart PR strategy. She wrote, “Since I only called him dad, it might make sense to open up like this (although less daddy) and, in the unfortunate event of an accident, leaking him would heart-wrenching.”

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