Recently, Meghan Markle has applied to the High Court asking them to prevent the Mail and Mail on Sunday from naming her friends in the ongoing case against the publication’s publisher.
A mean war
Her legal document submitted on Thursday alleges that the publication, “is threatening to publish the names of five women” and addresses their status as “private citizens”. In a witness statement, the Suits actress wrote, “These five women are not on trial, and nor am I. The publisher of the Mail on Sunday is the one on trial”. But that’s not the end. It further challenged the transparency of the press claiming, “It is this publisher that acted unlawfully and is attempting to evade accountability; to create a circus and distract from the point of this case…” Now, the situation looks utterly perplexing!
Setting the stage
But what if the circumstance seeks to destroy one’s psychological health? That would be too bleak to address at this point.
Meghan expressed her ethical concern over the matter of writing, “Each of these women is a private citizen, young mother, and each has a basic right to privacy. Both the Mail on Sunday and the court system have their names on a confidential schedule, but for the Mail on Sunday to expose them in the public domain for no reason other than clickbait and commercial gain is vicious and poses a threat to their emotional and mental wellbeing” and accused the newspaper of “playing a media game with real lives.”
With a firm appeal
Lastly, she requested the court to preserve due courtesy in the lawsuit and asked the body “to treat this legal matter with the sensitivity it deserves, and to prevent the publisher of the Mail on Sunday from breaking precedent and abusing the legal process by identifying these anonymous individuals.” While the reality remains unknown, all we could ever wish is justice showing its way in the near future.