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Meghan Markle seeks £1.5m in costs after winning privacy case

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Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, is seeking 1.5 million pounds ($2.1 million) in legal costs after she won a privacy claim against the Mail on Sunday which had printed extracts of a letter she wrote to her father.

Last month, a judge at London’s High Court ruled the tabloid had breached her privacy and infringed her copyright by publishing parts of the five-page letter she wrote to her father Thomas Markle who she fell out with on the eve of her wedding to Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, Prince Harry.

 

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Judge Mark Warby ruled in her favour without holding atrial, saying the articles were a clear breach of privacy after the paper argued the duchess had intended the letter’s contents to become public and it formed part of a media strategy.

At a hearing on Tuesday to determine costs and other unresolved issues, documents submitted to the court showed that Meghan’s lawyers had asked for 1.5 million pounds in legal fees, with half the amount to be paid within 14 days.

Her legal team has also demanded the paper hands over any copies it has of the letter, and called for the judge to order the paper to publish a statement on its front page stating she had won her case, with a notice also placed on the Mail Online’s home page for “not less than 6 months”.

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Former Scandal actor, Thabo Malema who previously opened up about his villainous role on the show to Daily Sun was one of the most hated villains after Dustbinman and Mthunzi.

Thabo Malema

Malema who played the role of captain Bohang has revealed in the interview with Daily Sun that playing the role of Bohang was an incredible journey for him even though fans loved to hate him. Learn more

Source: IOL