Samantha Markle, Meghan’s half-sister, is suing her over an Oprah Winfrey interview.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is being sued for defamation by Samantha Markle, her half-sister.

Samantha filed a lawsuit against the Duchess of Cambridge following an explosive interview she and Prince Harry gave to Oprah Winfrey about a year ago.

57-year-old Samantha claimed that Meghan, 40, made “false and malicious comments” during the sit-down, according to court documents seen by several American news sources. She accused the former “Suits” star of lying about being a “only kid” and about when they last saw each other.

It stated:

“The defamatory suggestion is that Plaintiff had no contact with her sister Meghan, that they were virtual strangers, and that Plaintiff has made a fortune peddling phony stories to tabloids and television shows about which she knows nothing.”

Meghan Markle sued by half-sister Samantha over Oprah Winfrey interview

Samantha goes on to accuse Meghan of bashing their father, Thomas Markle, in an attempt to sell the world a false “rags-to-royalty” narrative of her life. She also accused Meghan of misleading the public regarding Thomas’ absence from her 2018 wedding.

The court document added;

“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’

“Mr. Markle suffered two heart attacks in the weeks before Defendant’s wedding in May 2018 due to stress associated with the Royal wedding, the constant hounding and harassment by paparazzi and other media, and upsetting text messages he received from Defendant and Prince Harry, and Mr. Markle’s cardiologist told him he was too
sick to travel to England for the wedding; Mr. Markle did not refuse to attend the wedding, but was instructed by his doctor not to attend the wedding.

“Meghan published and disseminated false and malicious statements about the Plaintiff in New York Times best-selling book, ‘Finding Freedom,’” which she calls, “nothing more than a book of lies (hereinafter referred to as Defendant’s ‘fairy tale life’ story).”

Samantha is asking for $75,000 in damages and for the cost of court and attorney’s fees.

Meghan’s attorney, Michael Kump said in a statement to TMZ: “This baseless and absurd lawsuit is just a continuation of a pattern of disturbing behavior. We will give it the minimum attention necessary, which is all it deserves.”

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