Meghan Markle won a trial against a British media group

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Meghan Markle won a trial against a British media group: "I was patient in the face of deception, intimidation, and calculated attacks."

The Duchess of Sussex started the litigation she had with the conglomerate Associated Newspapers Limited.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, won the last phase of her litigation against a leading UK press group to protect her privacy on Thursday, following the publication by various newspapers of a personal letter she wrote to her father in 2018.

Today, the London Court of Appeal rejected an appeal filed by Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), publisher of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, and MailOnLine, calling for two previous rulings to be brought to trial, which were summarily resolved in a different process. Short, when the judge considered that the evidence was clear in Markle's favor.

Justices Geoffrey Vos, Victoria Sharp, and David Bean pointed out this Thursday that "it is difficult to see what new evidence could have been provided in a trial that would have altered the situation" and considered the previous conclusions of the Superior Court "correct."

In a statement, the 40-year-old Duchess celebrated her triumph in an unprecedented process for the British monarchy, which often tries to avoid court. "This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone afraid to stand up for what is right," said Markle, who believes that the precedent will serve to combat the British tabloid culture, conditioned" to be cruel and take advantage of the lies and the pain" that it spreads.

"From day one, I have treated this lawsuit as an important measure of what is right and what is wrong. But they have treated it as a game without rules," Markle says in the note, where he accuses the opposing side of trying to twist and manipulate the process to generate more headlines. "In the three years since this started, I have been patient in the face of deception, intimidation, and calculated attacks. Today, the courts have ruled in my favor, once again confirming that the Mail on Sunday, owned by Lord Jonathan Rothermer, has broken the law, "he declared.

In two summaries in February and May, Superior concluded that newspapers had violated the Duchess's privacy by publishing excerpts from a letter written to her father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018, stating that the letter was written for her. Went and not for an assistant.Hence, she is the injured party, as the owner of the intellectual right.

Markle, who now lives in the United States with her husband, Prince Henry, and their two children, sued ANL for misuse of private information, violation of copyright, and data protection law. Associated Newspapers Limited argued during the process that the text - reproduced by its headlines, the most widely read in the country, in five articles in February 2019 - was part of an image strategy of the Duchess and that his assistant had also written it. Hence, the rights belonged to the monarchy.

Judge Mark Warby said in February that, far from being in the public interest, the publication of the letter was "obviously excessive, and therefore illegal," because it was a "personal and private letter", which included a Attention was paid to the aspects of bad relations. Between the father and his daughter, who felt "disturbed" by his father's behavior.