Meghan Markle wins court battle against British news group

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle reigned victorious this past week in her bid to protect her privacy against a British newspaper, Mail on Sunday.

In 2019, the paper published extracts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father, Thomas Markle.

The ruling was published by the High Court in London.

The lengthy legal battle started when Markle sued Associated Newspapers for invading her privacy; they made public the hand written letter to her father.

The pair's rocky relationship was ousted into the spotlight in 2018, ahead of Markle's wedding to Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth II's grandson.

Thomas was to walk his daughter down the aisle, but could not make it to the ceremony citing health difficulties.

Lawyer Mark Stephens, who specialises in reputation management, told AFP that "this is a very big win for the Duchess of Sussex".

Judge Mark Warby ruled that the Duchess had a "reasonable expectation that the contents of the letter would remain private".

According to NBC Meghan said in a statement after the ruling that she's "grateful to the courts for holding Associated Newspapers and The Mail on Sunday to account for their illegal and dehumanizing practices."

The defence argued that the articles were in response to an article published in US People, and was an attempt to correct the inaccuracies there in.

But the court said evidence proved otherwise.

The news group stated being "very surprised" by the judgment and "disappointed at being denied the chance to have all the evidence heard and tested in open court at a full trial".

While Meghan handles the court cases, her Twitter fans are backing her all the way;









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