Meghan Markle’s ongoing battle with the media continues. And now, a new biography is getting pulled into the mix.
Called Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, the tell-all book contains a variety of stories about the couple. However, both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex claim they had nothing to do with it. In July, a spokesperson released a statement on behalf of the duo, which read: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom. This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”
Now the book is getting pulled into one of the Duchess of Sussex’s ongoing lawsuits with the Associated Newspapers Limited, which Markle sued last year for breach of privacy and infringement of copyright after it published a personal letter written to her father. New documents submitted to the court reveal that the publisher is alleging that the duchess co-operated with the book’s authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand and is hoping to use this information as a possible defense.
Part of the papers state that Markle “caused or permitted information to be provided directly or indirectly to, and co-operated with, the authors of the Book, including by giving or permitting them to be given information about the Letter, before the publication of the Articles complained about; and giving or permitting them to be given a great deal of other information about her personal life, in order to set out her own version of events in a way that is favorable to her.”