Meghan Markle‘s long court battle with the publishers of the Mail on Sunday has finally come to a close.
On Thursday, Markle brought home a win in her privacy and copyright infringement case against Associated Newspapers, when the Court of Appeal in London ruled in her favor against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday after they printed parts of a private letter she wrote to her father.
This means that the case will not proceed to trial and that Meghan can now expect to receive substantial financial damages from the newspaper group, as well as public apology printed on the front page of the Mail on Sunday and the homepage of the Mail Online.
“This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right,” Meghan said in a statement after the judgment was delivered in London on Thursday morning.
“While this win is precedent setting, what matters most is that we are now collectively brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel, and profits from the lies and pain that they create,” she continued.
“From day one, I have treated this lawsuit as an important measure of right versus wrong. The defendant has treated it as a game with no rules,” Meghan said.
“The longer they dragged it out, the more they could twist facts and manipulate the public (even during the appeal itself), making a straightforward case extraordinarily convoluted in order to generate more headlines and sell more newspapers—a model that rewards chaos above truth. In the nearly three years since this began, I have been patient in the face of deception, intimidation, and calculated attacks.
A year after Meghan Markle won her privacy case against Associated Newspapers Limited, the tabloid saught to overturn the ruling.
And as a result, the process brought up new text exchanges and emails between the duchess and a royal aide in court as evidence.
Just a few weeks ago, London’s Court of Appeal posted the messages as a result of the MailOnline’s appeal hearing.
The text messages, who were sent to communications secretary Jason Knauf, revealed Meghan sharing her concern about the “constant berating” Prince Harry was receiving from the royal family about her strained relationship with her father, Thomas Markle.
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