Meghan Markle takes legal steps to stop Prince Harry from being deposed in civil case

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Thomas Markle and Oprah Winfrey also face being called up to testify in a case centred on Meghan and her half-sister Samantha.

Meghan Markle is working to block attempts to depose Prince Harry, according to reports. The Duchess of Sussex is responding to legal action by her half-sister.

The royal engaged in a wide-ranging discussion, alongside her husband, with Ms Winfrey early last year.

It is understood that Samantha is also suing Meghan over material published in the “Finding Freedom” biography.

Newsweek reports that her lawyers are looking to depose Meghan’s father, Thomas, between October 5 and 21.

They are also reported to be seeking testimony from Prince Harry and Oprah.

The Duchess’s legal team has hit back, arguing that she did not make the statements in the biography, which was written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

They added that Meghan’s comments regarding her relationship with Samantha in the now famous Oprah interview were “non-actionable opinion that are also substantially true”.

Her lawyers submitted a filing which read: “A deposition of Mr Markle at this juncture, along with other discovery, would be an unnecessary spectacle and waste of the parties’ time, money, and resources.

“[Samantha Markle] should not be permitted to force Meghan and, potentially, numerous non parties to devote substantial resources to extraneous discovery while a meritorious motion that could dispose of the entire case is pending.”

Meghan’s lawyers added that the Duchess was simply “exercising fundamental First Amendment rights” to free speech.

Newsweek commented that “it is unclear whether Samantha will succeed in all her requests for depositions”.


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