'She's Always Been A Powerful Woman': Meghan Markle's 'Suits' Costar Patrick J. Adams Slams Bullying Accusations, Calls Out 'Obscene' Royal Family
On her side! Meghan Markle’s former Suits costar Patrick J. Adams stuck up for the 39-year-old after former palace staffers accused her of bullying when she lived at Kensington Palace.
“Meghan Markle and I spent the better part of a decade working together on Suits. From day one she was an enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive member of our television family. She remained that person and colleague as fame, prestige and power accrued,” Adams, who played Meghan’s love interest on Suits, began via Twitter on Friday, March 5.
“She has always been a powerful woman with a deep sense of morality and a fierce work ethic and has never been afraid to speak up, be heard and defend herself and those she holds dear. Like the rest of the world, I have watched her navigate the last few years in astonishment,” he continued.
“She fell in love, moved to a new country, became a household name across the entire globe and began the difficult work of trying to find her place in a family dynamic that can at best be described as complicated and at worst, seemingly archaic and toxic,” he added.
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Over time, Adams was “sickened” by the “endless racist, racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol spewed in her direction from all manner of media across the UK and the world.”
“But I also knew that Meghan was stronger than people realized or understood and they would regret underestimating her,” he stated.
“And then they welcomed Archie. And on any sort of decent planet that would be a time to stop sharpening the knives and let these two people enjoy the magical early months and years of starting a family. But we don’t live on that planet and instead the hunt continued,” he fumed.
Then, Adams couldn’t help but call out the royal family for not defending her. “It’s OBSCENE that the Royal Family, who’s newest member is currently GROWING INSIDE OF HER, is promoting and amplifying accusations of ‘bullying’ against a woman who herself was basically forced to flea the UK in order protect her family and her own mental health,” he said.
“IMO, this newest chapter and its timing is just another stunning example of the shamelessness of an institution that has outlived its relevance, is way overdrawn on credibility and apparently bankrupt of decency,” he concluded. “Find someone else to admonish, berate and torment. My friend Meghan is way out of your league.”
Meanwhile, other people who worked on the show denied that Meghan has a mean bone in her body.
"Meghan Markle is not a monster," Aaron Korsch, the creator of the USA show, wrote on Friday. "She's a strong woman with a kind heart who's trying to make her way in an unimaginable situation. I don't know the specifics of some incident from years ago but if late night emails makes you a horrible person, then I'm going to hell 50 times over."
Jon Cowan, an executive producer on Suits, said Meghan was a “warm, kind, caring person,” while Angela Harvey, a TV writer, “loved” working with her.
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After The Times published the article about Meghan “bullying” and “manipulating” several staff members, her team clapped back and denied the allegations.
"The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma," a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said. "She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good."