Since when did bullying become a federal offense? To be fair to Meghan Markle, that’s potentially what a former staffer wanted her prosecuted over. There have been multiple reports made against the still Duchess of Sussex. Most notably by former communications secretary Jason Knauf. He alleged that Meghan had verbally abused two members of her staff and completely demoralized the third one.
There was also talk around the palace that Meghan would bombard staff members with calls and texts outside of working hours. The BBC has created a documentary to explore not necessarily Meghan Markle’s rocky relationship with the press over her brief stint as an active member of the Royal Family. Instead, it follows Prince William & Harry’s relationship with the press over the years. With Meghan Markle’s struggles sprinkled on top!
Meghan’s Lawyer Is Set To Defend Her In The Documentary
The BBC sought Meghan’s lawyer in the famous copyright infringement case, Jenny Afia, to appear in the documentary to basically defend Meghan. The fact that they’re bringing along a person who is literally paid to defend the Duchess of Sussex kind of shows how many friends Meghan still has across the pond! It has been inferred that Jenny Afia is appearing in the documentary with Meghan’s blessing. Being put there specifically to defend her image.
Meghan Markle’s Complex Relationship With Bullying
Meghan Markle has both denounced that she’s been a victim of bullying and also been pointed out as a bully. This has led to many people criticizing her strong stance on the subject. An official statement from her camp around the time of the latest accusations that point to her being a terrible boss state,
“The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma,”
What The Duchess’ Lawyer Is Saying In The Documentary
Famed lawyer, Jenny Afia, mentions in the documentary,
“This narrative that no one could work for the Duchess of Sussex, that she was too difficult or demanding a boss, and that everyone had to leave, is just not true,”
She later goes on to mention that “the overall allegation is that the Duchess is guilty of bullying”. Then refuting those claims as not true at all. In watching the whole ordeal it’s hard to lose sight of the fact that she’s literally being paid to say this. As we mentioned, having her lawyer featured in the documentary kind of shows how many pro-Meghan people are still left in the UK.
The Palace Did Comment On The Release of The Documentary
With the relationship between The Palace and the BBC being a bit strained thanks to the recent legal battle over Diana’s infamous Panorama interview, it’s a wonder company executives want to get back in the ring with the royals. The Palace actually released a statement regarding the content in the documentary, and criticizing the BBC that reads,
“A free, responsible and open press is of vital importance to a healthy democracy. However, too often it is overblown and unfounded claims from unnamed sources that are presented as facts, and it is disappointing when anyone, including the BBC, gives them credibility.”
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