Meghan Markle wins court battle against British tabloids

Meghan Markle wins court battle against British tabloids

An appeals court has upheld the conviction for publishing excerpts from a personal letter that the Duchess of Sussex sent to her father in 2018, for which “financial solutions have been agreed.” The judicial battle of Meghan Markle against the company Associated Newspaper, publisher among others of “The Daily Mail”, has concluded.

“The Duchess of Sussex won her copyright infringement legal case against Associated Newspapers for articles published in The Mail on Sunday and in Mail Online”.

After a hearing on January 19 and 20, 2021, and another on May 5 of 2021, the Court handed down a judgment in favor of the Duchess of Sussex on her claim for copyright infringement.

“The Court has found that Associated Newspapers infringed her copyright by publishing excerpts from her handwritten letter to her father. Financial solutions have been agreed”, the newspaper has indicated on the front page and on the third page of its paper version.

Markle was the first to publicly celebrate the final decision through a short statement: “In the almost three years since all this began, I have been patient in the face of deception, intimidation and calculated attacks,” she declared several weeks ago.

“Tomorrow the affected person could be you. These harmful practices are not something that happens exceptionally. They are constant mistakes that divide us, and we all deserve better than this,” she added.

Associated Newspapers responded at the time, saying the company was “very disappointed” by the ruling, although it has not been able to change its fate.

The costs of the damages inflicted on the Duchess had been estimated at 1.5 million pounds before the appeal (approximately 1.78 million euros), but that figure has risen with the appeal, as reported by “The Guardian”.

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