WME Signing in Jeopardy? Meghan Markle's Talent Agency Is 'Horrified' by Book Controversy

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Meghan Markle signed with WME in April, 2023.

Dec. 7 2023, Published 2:18 p.m. ET

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Meghan Markle's prestigious signing with WME talent agency could be in jeopardy thanks to the controversy stemming from Omid Scobie's Endgame.

"They said they were 'horrified,' that can’t just be about the two names that were mentioned, it must be about their client, Meghan," royal author Angela Levin revealed to an outlet.

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Omi Scobie's 'Endgame' is largely about both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

"It seems to me that they will think very carefully what they do next. I have never heard such a well-known agency be clear about how they feel. Meghan needs to be very careful. A lot of people have dropped her. The agency has told her to 'stop moaning,' because people are 'getting fed up' with it. If they now feel they have an even harder job to do to get her famous, it’s going to be difficult," Levin added.

Scobie's book was already causing a scandal in the lead-up to its late November release date — but the "translation error" in Holland that named King Charles III and Kate, Princess of Wales, as "royal racists" has saturated news headlines.

The author has denied knowing that the Dutch edition of his book would contain the names of those senior royals as not one but two who made the query about Prince Archie's skin color. The Duchess of Sussex originally told Oprah Winfrey in 2021 that only one monarchy member asked the question.

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Meghan Markle's claims to Oprah Winfrey about a 'royal racist' are different from how Omid Scobie's 'Endgame' tells it.

"I wrote and edited the English version of the book with one publisher. That then gets licensed to other publishers, I obviously can't speak Italian, German, French, Dutch, or any of the other languages that come out. So the only time you hear about the book is once it's come out in the public domain. I'm as frustrated as everyone else. I make it very clear in this book that I, in every way possible, want to adhere to the laws surrounding this subject," Scobie told an outlet.

He continued: "It's why I've been very careful in how it's described in the book, and it's why I've never spoken about it beyond what I've said in the public domain before. The reality is though that this is information that is not privy just to me. Journalists across Fleet Street have known those names for a long time. We've all followed a certain code of conduct when it comes to talking about it."

Meghan signed with WME in April, but recent scandals have both experts and insiders questioning if the agency has remorse about bringing her into their fold.

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The Duchess of Sussex has not revealed any WME projects so far since her signing with the agency in April, 2023.

"It is going to be very difficult to get the glamour she wants. They [WME] could make lots of money, but I think she is someone who needs to be adored all the time by the public," Levin concluded.

"There are potential deals on the table for Meghan that could just as quickly vanish if this continues," a Sussex insider spilled when explaining how Endgame is not helping the former actress' reputation.

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Meghan Markle at the 2023 Invictus Games.

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GBN interviewed Levin.

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