Mail on Sunday says it will fight Meghan’s lawsuit, Harry speaks out
The Mail on Sunday newspaper says it will defend itself “vigorously” against a lawsuit brought by Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, over a story it published.
The newspaper said Tuesday night it “stands by the story” in question, which concerns publication of a letter Meghan had written to her estranged father.
The civil lawsuit accuses the Mail on Sunday of copyright infringement, misuse of private information and violating the U.K’s data protection law with the “intrusive” publication of the letter, a spokeswoman for Schillings, the law firm handling the case, said.
Prince Harry and Meghan sue British tabloid for publishing private letter https://t.co/xUXWBMX35E
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“Specifically, we categorically deny that the duchess’s letter was edited in any way that changed its meaning,” the tabloid said in a statement.
The royal’s civil lawsuit accuses the Mail on Sunday of copyright infringement, misuse of private information and violating the U.K’s data protection law with the “intrusive” publication of the letter, Schillings, the law firm handling the case, said.
Prince Harry also released a statement bitterly attacking the press for its treatment of Meghan.
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NEW: Prince Harry issues statement on the "powerful forces" that pursued his mother to her death, as he and his wife announce that they are suing a Sunday newspaper: "I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces." https://t.co/A7ZGEY4FFc
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"I've seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now…
I have been a silent witness to [Meghan's] private suffering for too long. " – #PrinceHarry –#IStandWithTheSussexes pic.twitter.com/wo01Q6tQ4J
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