Piers Morgan slams manipulative Meghan Markle as he warns her not to celebrate court win

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Former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has labelled Meghan Markle a “manipulative piece of work” following the most recent outcome of the Duchess of Sussex’s court case against Associated Newspapers. The former newspaper editor, 56, didn’t hold back as he blasted the Duchess, 40, after it emerged that the former actress has won the latest stage in her legal fight against the newspaper publisher in her privacy and copyright case.

But if I were her, I’d stick the celebratory champagne back in the fridge today

Piers Morgan

Going into detail about what exactly the Duchess’s victory today meant, Piers delved into the details of the “private” letter the case is based on.

He claimed that Meghan had won on a technicality over how many of her words had been used, saying that had the publisher used less, it “would have been ok”.

“(To be precise, 585 words from a 1,250-word letter was deemed too much),” Piers penned.

The newsreader went on to claim that Meghan “expected” that her father may publish the letter, which led her to calling her father “daddy” so that it would “pull at the heart-strings” of the public.

It was previously reported that Meghan messaged her communications secretary Jason Knauf after having drafted the letter to her estranged dad.

Meghan reportedly texted her secretary: “Obviously everything I have drafted is with the understanding that it could be leaked, so I have been meticulous in my word choice, but please do let me know if anything stands out for you as a liability.”

Addressing the moment he learnt of Meghan’s text, Piers wrote in his column for MailOnline how he was so “repulsed” he had a physical reaction.

In October 2019, Prince Harry announced that his wife had launched a privacy and copyright case against Associated Newspapers.

Extracts from a letter Meghan had written to her estranged father, Thomas Markle Sr, in 2018 were published in five articles by the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline in February 2019.

Earlier today, it was revealed that the former Suits actress has triumphed in court as judges ruled against overturning the previous High Court ruling over her letter to her estranged father.

Meghan claimed Associated Newspapers’ articles containing her letter misused her private information, infringed her copyright and breached the Data Protection Act.

Today, judges dismissed the publisher’s appeal to go to trial in a ruling this morning.

Following the ruling, Meghan issued a statement on her “victory”.

It read saying: “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.

The mother-of-two went on to say she saw the lawsuit as a matter of “right versus wrong” and accused the publishers of “dragging out” the case.

She continued: “In the nearly three years since this began, I have been patient in the face of deception, intimidation and calculated attacks.

“Today, the courts ruled in my favor – again. – cementing that The Mail on Sunday, owned by Lord Jonathan Rothermere, has broken the law.”

Meghan ended her statement by calling for the ruling to unite people, adding that they “deserve better”.

However, the Life Stories host warned the Duchess not to celebrate her “victory” too soon.

Piers penned: “But if I were her, I’d stick the celebratory champagne back in the fridge today.

“Thanks to this court case, we’ve now seen what the real Meghan looks like, fork tongue and all.

“It’s not a pretty sight,” he wrote, ending his column.

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