MEGHAN Markle’s half-sister is reportedly suing the duchess for weaving a “rags to royalty” story about herself.
Samantha Markle is suing the Duchess of Sussex for defamation following claims she made in her bombshell Oprah interview last year.
In the interview, Meghan opened up to Oprah Winfrey about royal life, while speaking about her life growing up with mum Doria Ragland.
But in documents seen by TMZ, Samantha claims Meghan spun a “rags to royalty” narrative about herself which she claims is false.
She also reportedly claims Meghan spread lies in order to bolster the notion she’s overcome with leeching family members.
According to TMZ, the documents allege Meghan fabricated a story of growing up in “virtual poverty”.
She also points out she and Meghan share the same dad, Thomas Markle, yet Meghan suggesting to Oprah she grew up an only child, saying: “I would have loved to have had siblings”.
Samantha says dad Thomas paid for Meghan to attend “elite and expensive private schools,” as well as dancing and acting classes.
And she reportedly adds their dad covered Meghan’s tuition and living expenses when she went to Northwestern University in the US.
The half-sister goes on to claim Meghan falsely said she had last seen Samantha “at least 18, 19 years ago and before that, 10 years before that”.
And she says Meghan was incorrect when she told Oprah Samantha had only changed her surname to Markle after Meghan started dating Harry.
The former royal’s relative claims the alleged lies were intended so “they could not interfere with or contradict the false narrative and fairytale life story concocted by” Meghan.
And she says Meghan’s words have prevented her from getting jobs, while causing emotional and mental distress.
Meghan’s attorney Michael Kump told TMZ: “This baseless and absurd lawsuit is just a continuation of a pattern of disturbing behavior.
“We will give it the minimum attention necessary, which is all it deserves.”
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