Duchess of Sussex wants to settle her suit against a newspaper before it proceeds to trial. A source was quoted saying that Meghan Markle’s lawyer has asked a British judge on Tuesday for the same by insisting for a court ruling for the resolution of the issue. According to the information received, Meghan is seeking a summary judgement that would find in her support and disregard the newspaper’s defense case.
Reportedly, Meghan wrote a handwritten letter to his antagonized father Thomas Markle, after entering into the wedlock with Prince Harry. A few portions of her five page letter were published in media in which the former American actress pressed charges on the Associated Newspaper.
Rushbrooke, the Duchess’ lawyer, stated to a news portal that Associated Newspapers had no ‘real prospect’ of registering a win. The lawyer mentioned that it’s a clear case of illegal publication of a private letter and added ‘a heartfelt plea from an anguished daughter to her father’ was made public.
He also clarified that the letter written by the 39-year-old was just ‘a message of peace’ to her dad ‘to make him stop talking to the press.’
She had taken measures to escape from being discovered by the media. Markle had allegedly sent the letter through FedEx in the hands of her accountant to her father residing in Mexico. The legal advisor said as she is a notable person it ‘does not reduce her expectation of privacy in relation to information of this kind’, and that ‘the sad intricacies of a family relationship … is not a matter of public interest’.
However, it was Mr Markle himself who gave permission to The Mail to publish few parts of the 1,250 worded letter. In a written statement issued by the defence, he said the article ‘had given an inaccurate picture of the contents of the letter and my reply and had vilified me by making out that I was dishonest, exploitative, publicity-seeking, uncaring and cold-hearted, leaving a loyal and dutiful daughter devastated’. “I had to defend myself against that attack,” he remarked.