> Meghan, Duchess of Sussex denies she lied to Oprah Winfrey about growing up an only child

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex denies she lied to Oprah Winfrey about growing up an only child

Despite Ms Markle attempting to argue that the Duchess made statements in the book via a third party, lawyers say the undisputed authorship of Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is the “death knell for all claims against Meghan based on statements in the book”.

“Meghan did not make the statements; she cannot be liable for them,” they said. “It is that simple.”

Referring to the Duchess by her first name throughout the documents, lawyers asked the court: “In sum, Meghan’s motion to dismiss should be granted, as should her request for attorneys’ fees, costs and other relief.”

The Duchess’s team has previously asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed. In March, attorney Michael Kump, of the Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump Holley law firm, said of the case: “This baseless and absurd lawsuit is just a continuation of a pattern of disturbing behaviour. We will give it the minimum attention necessary, which is all it deserves.”

Samantha Markle has argued that the Duchess “orchestrated the campaign to defame and destroy her sister’s and her father’s reputation and credibility in order to preserve and promote the false ‘rags-to-royalty’ narrative [the Duchess] had fabricated about her life to the Royal family and the worldwide media”.

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