Meghan Markle won the legal battle against the publishers of the British publication The Mail on Sunday, which has now apologised for the wrong they did to her.
People reports that as part of her victory, the tabloid had to issue a public apology, which was printed on the front page.
It all started in February 2019 when the outlet printed excerpts of a five-page letter that she wrote to her father after marrying Prince Harry in May 2018. Markle subsequently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit, and a judge later ruled that The Mail and the MailOnline website had violated Markle’s privacy.
“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 front page notice in Sunday’s edition of the paper read, in part.
It is worthy to note that the judge ruled that the apology must remain on the homepage for a week. Also, the newspaper group will pay her in damages, with a judge ruling that it will cover 90 percent of the $1.88M she spent in legal expenses over the course of 18 months.