Meghan Markle on Sunday received a printed front page apology from 'The Mail' after a lawsuit victory inconnection with the breach of her privacy.
The Duchess of Sussex had filed a case against the UK tabloid in 2019 for breaching her privacy. Following her victory, the London High Court ordered the UK tabloid to print a public apology on the front page for unlawfully printing parts of a five page letter written to her father after her wedding with Prince Harry in 2018.
“The Duchess of Sussex wins her legal case for copyright infringement against Associated Newspapers for articles published in The Mail on Sunday and posted on Mail Online,” Sunday’s front page apology of The Mail read.
“Following a hearing on 19-20 January, 2021, and a further hearing on 5 May, 2021, the Court has given judgment for the Duchess of Sussex on her claim for copyright infringement. The Court found that Associated Newspapers infringed her copyright by publishing extracts of her handwritten letter to her father in The Mail on Sunday and on Mail Online. Financial remedies have been agreed,” the printed apology further said.
The London High Court ordered The Mail on Sunday to print a longer notice inside the paper under the headline “The Duchess Of Sussex” detailing their legal culpability. The Court also ordered the apology be printed on the MailOnline’s homepage “for a period of one week” with a hyperlink to the full, official judgment.
As per the court's order, Meghan will also be compensated nearly $1.88 million, 90% of her legal expenses fighting the British publisher..
Soon after the December 2 ruling, Meghan said, “This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right.”
“While this win is precedent setting, what matters most is that we are now collectively brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel, and profits from the lies and pain that they create,” She added.