2020 has not been particularly kind to Meghan Markle.
Granted, it hasn’t been an easy year for any of us, and quarantining is probably a bit easier when you’re doing it in a sprawling mansion owned by Tyler Perry, but still — the Duchess of Sussex has been suffering one setback after another in recent months.
Almost immediately after she completed her long-awaited move to America, Meghan was forced to contend with rumors that her husband, Prince Harry is miserable in LA.
Shortly thereafter, Meghan and Harry filed a lawsuit against a photographer, whom they claim illegally snapped a photo of their 1-year-old son through the window of their Malibu home.
That case has yet to be resolved, but on Wednesday, Meghan suffered a defeat in a different civil trial, this one playing out in a London courtroom.
Back in February of 2019, a letter that Meghan wrote to her father, Thomas Markle, was published by UK tabloid the Daily Mail.
Meghan sued the Mail’s publisher, Associated Newspapers Limited, claiming she was the victim of a criminal violation of privacy.
Now, parts of her claim have been thrown out of court, and Meghan has been forced to pay nearly $90,000 to cover the Mail’s court costs.
The defense successfully argued that the Mail published the contents of the letter only after its existence was revealed in a People magazine article in which five friends of Meghan’s sang her praises and pre-emptively lashed out at the British tabloid press.
Attorneys for the defendant hinted that the rebuttal in People was part of an orchestrated rebuttal master-minded by Meghan, who is thus responsible for making the letter a public matter.
Lawyer Antony White remarked at one point that the duchess was “pleased … with her friends’ intervention.”
Thus far, the five friends have remained anonymous — though …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip