Meghan Markle can officially cross “win a lawsuit” off her to-do list.
Today, a judge ruled in favor of the Duchess of Sussex in regards to her long-awaited privacy trial, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Markle announced the news in a candid statement, which read (according to BAZAAR.com): “After two long years of pursuing litigation, I am grateful to the courts for holding Associated Newspapers and The Mail on Sunday to account for their illegal and dehumanizing practices. These tactics (and those of their sister publications MailOnline and the Daily Mail) are not new; in fact, they’ve been going on for far too long without consequence. For these outlets, it’s a game. For me and so many others, it’s real life, real relationships, and very real sadness. The damage they have done and continue to do runs deep.”
The case originated a few years ago after media outlets published private letters between Markle and her dad, Thomas. The royal went on to discuss her frustration, adding, “The world needs reliable, fact-checked, high-quality news. What The Mail on Sunday and its partner publications do is the opposite. We all lose when misinformation sells more than truth, when moral exploitation sells more than decency, and when companies create their business model to profit from people’s pain.”