Meghan Markle stated that she was referring to her “perceptions” of childhood when she told Oprah Winfrey that she grew up as an only child, not “objective” facts, when she countered the half-sister’s defamatory statement of Samantha.
Samantha alleged in earlier court documents that Meghan badmouths her by saying dishonest things in her interview with Oprah and by putting “misinformation” in the book Freedom Searchwritten by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.
Samantha claims that the book has caused “significant and irreparable prejudice, trauma and damage” to her reputation.
Meghan previously admitted in a UK court case that her communications secretary informed the book’s authors at her behest.
However, in new documents filed in Tampa court this week, Meghan’s legal team argues that it is irrelevant whether a member of her team has briefed Scobie and Durand, said, “Meghan made no statement; She cannot be held responsible for them. It’s just that simple. “
Meghan’s team also disputed Samantha’s claims that Meghan made three false statements about her during her interview with Oprah, which Samantha said misrepresented her life as a rich story.
Meghan said in the interview, while discussing her half-sister, that she “grew up as an only child”, which Samantha said was intended to describe her as “a fairy”. Phong is trying to cash in on the fact that her other half is barely known. – Sister married into the royal family. By publishing these false facts, she made it clear that her sister was an opportunist of the worst kind.”
In their response, however, Meghan’s lawyers said that Meghan was talking about her “perception” of her childhood, saying: “Meghan’s response to that question that her ‘grow up as an only child’ is clearly not a statement about the objective fact that she has no half-siblings or genetic siblings. textbook example of a subjective statement about how a person feels about her childhood”.
Meghan’s team added: “This perception is inherently unverifiable. It is difficult to imagine a more personal and subjective feeling than how one views their own childhood.”
Samantha has accused Meghan of running a “pre-planned campaign to destroy” her credibility and attacked fans who turned against her with a false story about her childhood. .
But Meghan has repeatedly claimed she barely knew her half-sister and had nothing to do with her for many years.
In the clip Released before Oprah interviewMeghan said of Samantha: “I don’t feel comfortable talking about people I really don’t know but I grew up as an only child, something everyone who grew up around me knew, and I wish I had. I have siblings, I would love to have siblings… Last time I saw her [Samantha] at least 18 or 19 years ago, and then 10 years before that”.
She added: “She changed her last name back to Markle, she was in her 50s by then, just when I started dating Harryso I think that’s enough. “