#MeghanMarkleWon Trending On Twitter, Duchess of Sussex Receives Public Apology After Lawsuit Victory
The hashtag #MeghanMarkleWon was Trending on Twitter as Meghan Markle on Sunday received an official apology from the publishers of The Mail on Sunday, after winning a year-long legal battle earlier this month.
"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," the Mail’s Sunday's front page reads.
The Mail's apology went into further detail of the situation and explained the court’s decision.
"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 Mail wrote.
Meghan Markle sued Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) for invasion of privacy and copyright for publishing a personal letter between herself and her father without her consent in February 2019, and she won the privacy and copyright infringement case on Dec. 2, however, the Mail first published its apology this Sunday.
The court ordered that the apology must be seen on the front page “for a period of one week” and access be provided to the court’s summary through a hyperlink under “The full judgment and the Court's summary of it can be found here."
“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,” Markle said in a statement on Dec. 2.
Entertainment Times reported in early December that a royal commentator said that this moral victory could have a detrimental impact on the Duchess of Sussex in the future.
"Meghan and Harry quickly built up a lucrative brand by signing contracts with all these big names. However, we’ve seen very little content. The silence around it is deafening. It could be that the court case has taken center stage and prevented them from doing more," said royal commentator Duncan Larcombe.
Many Twitter users reacted to Markle's legal win and the ensuing apology. The hashtag #MeghanMarkleWon began trending Sunday on Twitter.
Still trending. Meghan Markle took on one of the most despicable, racist rags in the UK, which was backed by the Royal Family, and beat them—twice. May she stay winning. #MeghanMarkleWon #abolishthemonarchy https://t.co/voGw9PDwcN— MadFab (@GahrLaing) December 26, 2021
Don't let it go unnoticed.— StevenNott (@StevenNott) December 26, 2021
The Mail on Sunday has finally printed the front page notice it was required to publish stating Meghan Markle won her legal case against them in May.
It's been done on one of the quietest days for newspaper sales.
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