Duchess Meghan pulls the rip cord: In her trial against the "Mail on Sunday" she has now put her star lawyer in front of the door.
Duchess Meghan (38) has fired her star lawyer David Sherborne. This is reported by the British newspaper "The Times", among others. Sherborne will therefore no longer represent the wife of Prince Harry (36) in the current trial against the "Mail on Sunday".
The celebrity lawyer has represented stars like Hugh Grant (60), Kate Moss (46), Michael Douglas (75) and even Princess Diana (1991-1997). Most recently, Hollywood star Johnny Depp (57) hired him for his trial against the British publisher "Sun", which degenerated into a downright mud fight against his ex-wife Amber Heard (34).
Defeat in court
In a preliminary trial in spring 2020, Meghan and Sherborne initially had to cope with a defeat, as parts of their lawsuit were dismissed by the competent court. At that time, it had to pay a total of around 75,000 euros in court costs from the defendant newspaper. In August 2020, however, she celebrated her first success: the names of five close friends whom she described as caring and down-to-earth in an interview with "People" magazine are still allowed to remain anonymous.
In essence, the process is actually about the publication of a handwritten letter from Duchess Meghan to her father Thomas Markle (76) from 2018, which was printed by the "Mail on Sunday". Since then she has been defending herself in court because she feels that her personal rights have been violated. The British newspaper would have liked to have named the friends in its coverage of the case as "important witnesses on a key issue".