Meghan Markle Receives Public Apology From Tabloid After Her Court Victory
Meghan Markle has finally received a public apology from The Mail on Sunday after they published a letter she wrote to her father in 2018.
"The Duchess of Sussex wins her legal case for copyright infringement against Associated Newspapers for articles published in The Mail on Sunday and posted on Mail Online," the front page reads.
"Following a hearing on 19-20 January, 2021, and a further hearing on 5 May, 2021, the Court has given judgment for the Duchess of Sussex on her claim for copyright infringement. The Court found that Associated Newspapers infringed her copyright by publishing extracts of her handwritten letter to her father in The Mail on Sunday and on Mail Online. Financial remedies have been agreed," the public apology continues on page 3.
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Earlier this year, Judge Mark Warby of the High Court in London said the tabloid breached the 40-year-old's privacy by making the letter public. In February, he ordered the newspaper to apologize with a longer "notice" inside the newspaper, in addition to it appearing on the homepage of MailOnline "for a period of one week."
Though the tabloid appealed in December, they sided with the former actress.
After her victory was announced, she released a statement about the ongoing drama.
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"This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what's right," she declared. "While this win is precedent setting, what matters most is that we are now collectively brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel, and profits from the lies and pain that they create."
Meghan continued, "From day one, I have treated this lawsuit as an important measure of right versus wrong. The defendant has treated it as a game with no rules. The longer they dragged it out, the more they could twist facts and manipulate the public (even during the appeal itself), making a straightforward case extraordinarily convoluted in order to generate more headlines and sell more newspapers — a model that rewards chaos above truth. In the nearly three years since this began, I have been patient in the face of deception, intimidation, and calculated attacks."