Meghan Markle’s half-sister sues her over 2021 Oprah Winfrey interview | English Film News

The Duchess of Sussex’s half-sister Meghan Markle has sued her for allegedly making “false” statements in the 2021 Oprah Winfrey interview she and Prince Harry gave.

According to Fox News, the lawsuit brought by Samantha Markle, who shares father Thomas Markle with the Duchess, accused Meghan of defamation.

It was “based on manifestly false and malicious statements” made by Meghan when interviewing millions around the world on March 7, 2021.

Samantha claimed Meghan lied about when she last saw her and being an “only child”. The lawsuit further alleged that Meghan falsely said Samantha changed her surname to Markle only after she started dating Prince Harry.

Court documents suggest Samantha claimed Meghan’s ‘lies’ were ‘designed to destroy [her] reputation” and subjected her to “humiliation, shame and hatred on a global scale”.

Meghan’s half-sister went on to allege the Duchess instructed her communications secretary Jason Knauf to ‘spread’ false claims for Omid’s biography ‘Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family’ Scoby.

Highlighting their father’s past work in Hollywood as a “successful television lighting director for 45 years”, Samantha also accused Meghan of damaging their father’s reputation “in order to preserve and promote the fake ‘rags-to-royalty’ narrative.”

Samantha concluded by stating that the truths of Meghan’s life story “directly contradict the false narrative and ‘fairy tale life story’. [Meghan] fabricated.” She seeks damages in excess of $75,000.

That lawsuit has been called “baseless” by Meghan’s lawyer, Michael Kump, Fox News reported.

“This baseless and senseless lawsuit is just the continuation of a disturbing pattern of behavior. We’ll give it the minimum necessary attention, that’s all it deserves,” Kump said.