Anna DZHEDZHULA, “FACTS”
Meghan Markle has agreed to pay 67 thousand pounds (87 thousand dollars) as court costs, after losing the first round of a legal battle with the British press. On it informs edition Daily Mail, with a publisher who is suing the Duchess.
Last fall, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry has filed a lawsuit against the tabloid Mail on Sunday and its publisher Associated Newspapers for publishing a private letter Megan to her father Thomas Markle. The Duchess of Sussex and her husband consider this an invasion of their privacy. And accused the newspaper that quotes from the letters filed thus to create a negative impression about the Duchess.
However, in may the representatives of The Mail on Sunday has made the abolition of the requirements of Megan. Judge mark Warby have agreed to cancel some of the items her charges. In particular, the assertion that the publisher acted “dishonestly” by publishing some excerpts from the letter and distorting the overall meaning of the message. The judge also rejected accusations that the publication intentionally incited the conflict between Megan and her father to ruin her image.
Warby said that they rejected the charges do not relate to fact.
Meanwhile, Megan has addressed to court with the request not to publicize the names of five of her friends, who gave an anonymous interview to the American magazine People, from which the public first learned about the existence of the letter Megan to her father, the publication of which later became the reason for the lawsuit. Thomas Markle stated that he gave the letter to his daughter, to journalists, to protect yourself from slander.
Associated Newspapers insisted that the names of the friends of Megan have been made public — otherwise it would violate the principles of openness of justice. Lawyers for the Duchess protested. Megan does not want her friends, all of whom are “young mothers”, was involved in the story. And what is “unacceptable price” for the right to defend the right of the Duchess to the inviolability of its private life.
Megan claims not to know about the intentions of friends to give an interview in which they decided to defend her interests. Although many journalists suspected that the Duchess, who had to follow the rules of the Royal family and had no opportunity to publicly defend themselves, and asked girlfriends to improve its reputation.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is suing for unknown paparazzi who filmed their son Archie with the help of a drone.