Memory gaps in court


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Memory gaps in court

Duchess Meghan at an appearance in New York.

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So far it was said that Harry and Meghan had nothing to do with “Finding Freedom”. Now Meghan has to admit in court that this is not true.

Duchess Meghan (40) apologized to the court for apparently having gaps in memory. She did not remember authorizing an employee to provide information to the authors of Finding Freedom. Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand published the biography of Meghan and her husband Prince Harry (37) last year. So far it has been said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex themselves had not contributed to the book.

Meghan passed according to “Guardian” now in the legal dispute with the publisher of the “Mail on Sunday”, Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), a statement in court. It says that she has not yet been able to remember any e-mails between her and her then press spokesman Jason Knauf about the book.

“Discussed personally” with Meghan

The appeals court had previously heard that the former Meghan and Harry employee had provided information to the authors of Finding Freedom. According to press reports, Knauf stated in his testimony that the book had been “discussed routinely”, which was “discussed several times directly in person and by email with the Duchess”.

He also talked about having planned a meeting with the authors to provide background information for the book. Knauf claimed Meghan provided him with several points that he could share with Scobie and Durand. Knauf also gave according to “” in his testimony to have informed Prince Harry by email of the meeting. The Duke’s alleged response: “I fully agree that we must be able to say that we have nothing to do with it. Likewise, it would help to bring some truths to the public, if you give them the right one Give context and background. “

Dispute over letter

Meghan’s apology to the court should now read: “I accept that Mr. Knauf has made some information available to the authors for the book and has done so with my knowledge – for a meeting he has planned with the authors in his function as communications secretary I am not aware of the amount of information he has shared. ” She apologized to the court for not remembering the exchange with Knauf before.

The legal dispute is further about whether the “Mail on Sunday” and “Mail Online” should have published the content of a letter from Duchess Meghan to her father Thomas Markle (77). Actually, a judge in February this year had agreed with Prince Harry’s wife. But the publisher continues to contest this decision.


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