Samantha Markle has demanded evidence from Prince Harry – under oath – for her defamation suit against her sister – the Duchess of Sussex and actor Meghan Markle.
In the legal paper filed in Flordia, she called the Duke of Sussex to take part in the deposition proceedings, The Mirror reported. She is suing Meghan for £60,000 in damages, saying that her reputation was left in tatters after the 2021 Oprah interview. She claims her reputation was affected by “malicious lies” her sister told Oprah Winfrey about her childhood during a TV interview in 2021.
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Who is Samantha Markle, Meghan Markle’s sister?
Samantha Markle is 58 years old and was born in Los Angeles. She is the daughter of Thomas Markle and his first wife Roslyn. She got divorced to her ex-husband Scott Rasmussen in 2003. She has three children – Noelle Rasmussen, Ashleigh Hale, Christopher Hale. Thomas worked in lighting on television shows like Married With Children. Samantha and Thomas Jr are the children of Markle senior’s first marriage to Roslyn. Thomas Sr married Doria Ragland in 1979 and they had one child, Meghan.
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Samantha is the half-sister of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and therefore the half-sister-in-law of Prince Harry. She has rebuffed some of the claims made by the Duke and Duchess in the £100 million documentary series, which still has another three episodes in reserve.
Markle divorced her second husband Scott Rasmussen in 2003. Samantha and Meghan have reportedly not been in contact for more than a decade and also did not see much of each other growing up as there is a 16-year age gap between the two.
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Samantha has spoken negatively about Meghan several times in the past, comparing her unfavorably to Kate, the now Princess of Wales.
She is a former model and currently works as a mental health consultant. She suffers from Multiple sclerosis. In addition, she wrote the memoir The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister, about her relationship with Meghan.