"The book I wrote, the book I edited, [and] the book I signed off on did not have names in it," he told an interviewer.
This is in direct opposition to the statements from the Dutch translators, who said they would never add or fabricate the naming of persons and that King Charles III and Kate, Princess of Wales, were in the book in "black and white."
"On my life, on my family's life," Scobie pleaded before adding, "No, it’s serious because I feel hurt by some of the things I’ve seen that have suggested a conspiracy theory, that this is some kind of publicity stunt, and 'I’m in cahoots with my pal [Meghan]' and nonsense like that because it feeds into something that couldn’t be further from the truth."
The writer stopped short of agreeing to an apology for the royal family and stated: "It's not for me to apologize because I still want to know what's happened."
"Having only written and edited the English version of Endgame, I can only comment on that manuscript, which does not name the two individuals who took part in the conversation. I'm happy to hear that the error in the translation of the Dutch edition book is being fixed," the author previously told an outlet when discussing the error.
Numerous royal analysts and journalists have found it difficult to take Scobie and even the Duchess of Sussex's claims or insights at face value.
During a 2021 British court hearing, it was found that the scribe communicated with Meghan Markle after all while he was penning Finding Freedom, which the Duchess only revealed while under oath. The resulting revelation destroyed much of his journalistic credibility and Meghan's overall trustworthiness, which has divided opinions about her ever since.
Despite this, the author is trying to reset the course when it comes to simply being labeled a Sussex "cheerleader" and "lapdog."
The scribe also got flustered when promoting the book on ITV's This Morning when the host kept grilling him on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. "Harry and Meghan don't appear in this book until page 146," he snapped back. This is not true in English editions of Endgame, where Harry is mentioned in the prologue and Meghan first appears on page nine. According to book reviews, a lot of the remaining text casts a very flattering and positive light on the Montecito pair.
GBN reported on Scobie's remarks.