Meghan didn’t help me, says writer. We’ll see about that, ...


Meghan didn’t help me, says writer. We’ll see about that, replies newspaper

Adding to her woes is that the court has overturned her bid to limit the time in which her messages can be retrieved

Izzy Lyons and Hannah Furness

The Duchess of Sussex’s biographer has given evidence in her £3m (about R64m) UK high court privacy battle, as she was accused of using a letter to her estranged father as “part of a media strategy”.

Omid Scobie, a co-author of Finding Freedom, submitted a witness statement as part of the duchess’s legal case against The Mail on Sunday, insisting she did not authorise details in the book.

The duchess is suing Associated Newspapers, owner of The Mail on Sunday, over the publication of a letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle, claiming it breached her privacy, copyright and data-protection rights. But lawyers on behalf of the newspaper allege that she breached her own privacy because she “permitted” details about her life to be provided to the authors, including “information about the letter”...

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