We told you earlier this week about what is being called Meghan Markle’s victory in her never-ending legal battle with her evil half-sister Samantha Markle.
Before we can talk about what happened and why it was a win for Team Meghan, we need to explain what led up to it:
Yes, Samantha has sued Meghan for libel, but she probably knows she won’t get a penny from it.
Her idea of winning is to get a lot of attention from the media so that she can embarrass her much more successful sibling and hold on to what little relevance she still has.
So Samantha is eager to get to the depositions part of the trial as soon as possible, even if the depositions hurt her case.
Meghan’s lawyers have been trying to put off that stage in the hopes that they can get the case thrown out (which seems likely) before their client has to go through a lot of intrusive questions.
On Tuesday, Meghan’s lawyers were able to get the next hearing moved to July 5. This gives them more than three months to convince the judge that sibling rivalries shouldn’t be decided in court.
But despite appearances to the contrary, Samantha’s lawyer, Jamie Sasson, says his side has no cause for concern.
In fact, he suggested this week that Meghan has accepted the fact that she’ll eventually be deposed.
“It appears to me from what I’m seeing that they’re going to be willing to let us take Meghan’s deposition,” Sasson told Newsweek.
“It just hasn’t been planned out yet, and the logistics haven’t been worked out,” he said.
Sasson added, though, that he thinks it will be hard for his team to get a deposition from Prince Harry.
“But I’m pretty sure Harry will be a problem, and they’re saying it doesn’t matter,” he said.
“So far, Meghan hasn’t given us any dates, so you could probably read between the lines, but our goal is to take her deposition. I’m still hoping that the motion to dismiss will go our way.”
Samantha is suing Meghan because she thinks the Duchess of Sussex lied in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021 and because of parts of the book Finding Freedom by British journalist Omid Scobie, which came out in 2020.
Yes, Meghan is being sued because someone else wrote a book about her.
Lawyers for Samantha say that emails between the Sussexes and Scobie show that the author and the subjects worked together.
“I completely agree that we need to be able to say we had nothing to do with it,” Harry wrote to Scobie in an email.
“At the same time, you could help get some truths out there by giving them the right context and background.”
Sasson says that Harry should be deposed just because of that email.
“It’s not like he didn’t insert himself in this based on that email that was uncovered in the Jason Knauf case,” the attorney claimed.
“Obviously, he was there [during the Oprah interview]. Were there discussions? What was discussed beforehand? I do think it’s relevant.”
So it sounds like the Markles eventually might wind up squaring off in court, after all.
And in the meantime, Samantha gets to make a few more headlines, which is all she really wants out of this.