Meghan Markle has officially won her court case against The Mail on Sunday, disappointing millions across the world who hoped that the former actress would finally get her comeuppance. Sadly, that’s not the case, for now anyways. Though the former actress took a victory lap, she didn’t really win. Three years of legal fighting has destroyed Meghan’s credibility after being exposed to the world as a liar and a hypocrite.
So Meghan, after all of this, was it really worth it?
Well, she seems to think so. Her rather sanctimonious statement read like her usual self-congratulatory word salad, made her position and hypocrisy abundantly clear.
Her statement begins: “This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right.”
Not sure why you suing a newspaper for monetary purposes is “standing up for what’s right.” If you were helping Afghanistan refugees sure, but let’s be honest here, this is a family drama playing out in public.
The former actress goes on: “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.”
That’s the pot calling the kettle black. Meghan Markle, at least when it comes to family relationships, exemplifies a certain cruelness. She separated her husband from his entire family and all his former friends. In most situations, that would be considered an abusive relationship, not a cause for celebration.
During Meghan and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan continued this cruel streak by blanketing the entire royal family as racist while reporters raced to find the culprit, resulting in her father-in-law being accused of being a racist.
This “precedent” also isn’t good, it’s dangerous. She wants to silence all her critics by using the court system to brow beat them into writing positive stories about her and all her exploits.
As Matthew Dando, a media lawyer and partner at Wiggin LLP, explained to the Express’ royal editor Richard Palmer: “This is a troubling judgement which has very concerning consequences for freedom of expression.”
He continued: “By preventing key evidence being heard regarding the preparation of the Duchess’ letter and its intended audience, the Court of Appeal has presumptively elevated the Duchess’ privacy rights over matters of public interest and freedom of expression.
“This decision heightens concerns that privacy laws permit public figures selectively to determine what can be reported about them and manipulate the media narrative.
“It also sets a dangerous precedent that anyone arguing against that status quo may not even be entitled properly to test the claimant’s evidence in court.”
We all know that Prince Harry doesn’t understand the concept of free speech, given how confusing he found the simple concept of the First Amendment, but Meghan apparently doesn’t want the press to exercise that power either.
All press must bow to Queen Meghan and are only able to write glowing pieces about her avocado toast. Those that don’t will be sent to the Tower of Montecito.
But what’s frustrating people the most is Meghan’s utter denial of her own manipulation and lies to the court.
Her statement continues: “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.”
It’s rich that she’s the one talking about truth when she lied, multiple times during the court proceedings, including the utterly ridiculous claim that she had simply “forgotten” several key emails and conversations.
Come on Meghan, no one, except apparently the British court system, actually believes you forgot about those emails or text messages.
We all know it’s a lie, and she’s committed perjury.
But like any immensely privileged person, she was most likely protected by the very institution she claims did nothing to address her mental health issues or the online abuse she received.
The only reason she’s not spending the next seven years in prison in Great Britain for lying in court documents is that the monarchy most likely pressured the judge to make the case go away.
If the case went to trial, royal staffers, correspondences and perhaps even some royals themselves would have been dragged to court. The Firm, as Meghan darkly called it in during her chat with Oprah, did what they’ve been doing ever since she joined the royal family.
Protecting Meghan Markle from herself and her own narcissism.
She’s basically a very privileged liar, and the British monarchy are covering for her.
Many are disappointed that the lies of the former actress and her behavior weren’t exposed through a trial and that it seems like she always wins and never loses, but it won’t be like that forever. Like Elizabeth Holmes, who exhibits similar traits to Meghan, at some point she’ll fall.
No doubt, she’s already burned several bridges in Hollywood, which may be why she’s suddenly also trying to break into politics.
The couple also may be in danger of losing their deal with Spotify. Though they have a multimillion-dollar contract, the podcasting giant has been given just one forgettable podcast after a year. A royal title may get you the deal, but you have to produce material in order to keep it. If they can’t do that, then it’s bye-bye Spotify.
Meghan’s book was also a bit of a bomb, hence why she keeps trying to sell it on every program and underprivileged child that she can.
The Sussex empire will crumble and fall at some point, how can it not? The couple just don’t have the talent nor the appeal to keep it going long-term. The question is, how quickly will it fall apart?
But I’m waiting with baited breath, and popcorn. Can’t forget the popcorn.