Meghan Markle's Bullying Controversy Fully Explained
Lifestyle - News
By MARIE MCMULLAN
According to a leaked report, Meghan Markle's alleged bullying allegations are being looked at by Buckingham Palace. In March 2021, just before Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey, the bullying controversy between Meghan and the royal family and its staff surfaced, sparking the #RoyalFamilyLied hashtag on Twitter.
Employees at the palace alleged that Meghan interacted with them in a bullying manner. The alleged event reportedly took place in 2018, with Jason Knauf, the communications secretary, ‌writing about it in an email, "I am very concerned that the Duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year. The treatment of X [unnamed] was totally unacceptable."
Due to the timing of the news, which came shortly before their interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan’s team called the claim a "smear campaign," and her lawyers said the bullying claims were "just not true." Patrick J. Adams, her co-star from "Suits," defended Meghan in a Twitter thread and called the accusations against Markle "racist, defamatory, clickbaiting trash."
Fans of Meghan have come to her defense, with one calling the claims a way to "smear" Meghan's reputation. Another twitter user wrote, "No one has a negative thing to say about meghan from before she got married. She gets married into a family with a history of abuse, backstabbing, manipulation [...] and she's all of a sudden an agent of chaos that managed to bully the entire monarchy? #RoyalFamilyLied."