Meghan Markle to pocket millions following High Court victory

Dec 28, 2021
Meghan Markle is set to receive millions following her Hight Court victory. Source: Getty Images.

Meghan Markle could be soon receiving a $2.7 million (£1.5 million) payout after winning a three year High Court privacy battle against a British Newspaper.

The Duchess of Sussex won her copyright claim against the Mail on Sunday after the newspaper printed extracts from a private letter Markle sent to her father Thomas Markle Sr. The publisher printed a front-page apology to Markle and have agreed to pay “financial remedies”, as reported by The Sun.

The former Suits actress won the case earlier this year after a High Court judge ruled in her favour without a trial and the Court of Appeal later dismissed the newspaper’s challenge. Markle was forced to apologise to the British court for previously claiming she had not contributed to the drafting of a controversial biography, Finding Freedom. Markle told the court she forgot she had authorised a former aide to brief the authors of the book.

“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 read.

The paper also printed the following notice, “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,” the notice read.

“Financial remedies have been agreed.”

Following the win Markle claimed the victory was “precedent setting”, as reported by the ABC.

“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 they create,” she said.

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