More Markle family drama for Meghan!
Meghan Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, filed a lawsuit against her for “false” claims during her and Prince Harry’s infamous tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey last year. In court documents retrieved by Page Six and TMZ, Samantha is suing Meghan for defamation and lying about being an “only child,” growing up poor, and her relationship to the Markle family.
“The defamatory implication is that Plaintiff had no relationship whatsoever with her sister Meghan, they were virtual strangers and that Plaintiff has created a lucrative career selling false stories to tabloids and television programs when she knows nothing about Defendant’s childhood,” the docs revealed. “Meghan falsely claimed that (a) she essentially raised herself from virtual poverty; (b) she was forced from the age of 13 to work in a series of low-paying jobs to ‘make ends meet.’”
Samantha, who reportedly wants $75,000 in damages and legal fees, also goes to bat for their father, Thomas Markle, and the allegations about him missing Meghan and Prince Harry’s royal wedding. In the suit, Samantha refutes claims that Thomas refused to attend—noting paparazzi harassment, despite admitting to staging photos, and upsetting texts from Meghan and her royal hubby attributed to his heart attacks which reportedly, per Thomas’ doctor, made him too sick to travel,OK! Magazine reports.
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Meghan says she felt her father Thomas Markle ‘betrayed’ her by colluding with the British press before her wedding.
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Meghan’s lawyer Michael Kump released a statement to TMZ, calling Samantha’s lawsuit “baseless and absurd” and “a continuation of a pattern of disturbing behavior.”