Meghan Markle has denied
she lied in her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey about growing
up an only child amid a legal battle with her half-sister Samantha.
Meghan is being sued by her
relative for allegedly lying about her upbringing in the explosive chat,
with Samantha claiming the Duchess of Sussex defamed her by telling untruths
about her and her family.
According to Samantha, who
shares the same father as the former actress, Meghan’s “rags to royalty” story
She claims she “fabricated”
details of her background to the Royal Family, the media and during TV
Samantha also accuses her
half-sibling of launching a “premeditated campaign to destroy” her and her
However, in new papers filed
to a court in Florida, Meghan’s lawyers have argued that her statement about
growing up an only child was not meant to be “objective fact” but
rather a subjective statement of her own feelings
They add that her description
of growing up as an only child cannot be false because it is a “textbook
example of a subjective statement of how a person feels about their
childhood” and have moved to dismiss the case.
The papers state:
“Plaintiff [Samantha] first asserts that she can disprove that Meghan
“grew up as an only child”. But this perception is entirely
unfalsifiable. It is hard to imagine a more personal and subjective feeling
than how one views their own childhood.
opposition completely ignores the context of the statement where Ms. Winfrey
asked Meghan about her relationship with Plaintiff.
“Meghan’s response was
obviously not meant to be a statement of fact that she had no genetic siblings
“Rather it was a textbook
example of a subjective statement about how a person feels about her