In a surprising turn of events, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have filed a lawsuit against royal biographer Omid Scobie, alleging that his book, “Endgame,” contains defamatory and false information about them. The lawsuit marks a significant escalation in the ongoing feud between the Sussexes and Scobie, who has been critical of the couple in his writings.
The lawsuit specifically cites Scobie’s claim that Harry and Meghan were “unwilling to put in the hard work” as royals, as well as his assertion that the couple “used their royal titles for personal gain.” The Sussexes argue that these statements are “false and malicious” and have caused them “significant harm.”
In addition to the defamation claims, the lawsuit also alleges that Scobie breached a confidentiality agreement he signed with the couple. The agreement reportedly prevented Scobie from publishing any information about them without their prior approval.
The Sussexes are seeking unspecified damages from Scobie, as well as an injunction preventing him from further publishing defamatory information about them.
Scobie has not yet responded to the lawsuit, but he has previously defended his book, saying that it is “a fair and accurate portrayal of the Royal Family.” He has also said that he stands by his reporting, and that he will not be intimidated by the lawsuit.
The lawsuit is likely to have a significant impact on the already strained relationship between the Sussexes and the media. It is also likely to reignite the debate about the freedom of the press to report on the Royal Family.
Some observers have argued that the lawsuit is an attempt by the Sussexes to silence their critics. Others have said that the lawsuit is justified, given the allegedly defamatory nature of Scobie’s reporting.
The outcome of the lawsuit is uncertain, but it is clear that the battle between the Sussexes and Scobie is far from over.