Meghan Markle’s father to give evidence against her in newspaper legal case

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The estranged father of Meghan Markle could give evidence against her in court, according to reports.

Thomas Markle has agreed to be a witness for the Mail on Sunday after the Duchess of Sussex launched legal action against the newspaper, according to its sister publication, the Daily Mail.

The case centres on the Mail’s decision to publish extracts of a personal letter which Meghan sent to her father in August 2018, three months after she married Prince Harry.

Her lawyers Schillings argue the paper “intentionally distorted or manipulated” the letter’s context in an effort to portray Meghan “negatively” and allege misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018.

However the Mail on Sunday rejects the claims and argues there is ”huge and legitimate public interest” in the personal relationships of members of the royal family, according to High Court documents seen by the BBC.

 

Read more via The Independent

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