Meghan Markle’s former love interest on screen, Patrick J. Adams, expresses her support for the Duchess of Sussex.
Adams – who starred alongside Markle in the U.S. Network series “Suits” from 2011 to 2018 – took to Twitter Friday to defend Markle, 39, after allegations of bullying during her time as a working royal emerged. Markle’s team has strongly denied the allegations.
“Meghan Markle and I spent the better part of a decade working together on suits,” Adams, 39, advocated the position. “From day one, she was an enthusiastic, friendly, cooperative, rewarding, joyful and supportive member of our television family. She remained that person and colleague as fame, prestige and power accrued.”
“She has always been a powerful woman with a deep sense of morality and a hard work ethic and has never been afraid to speak up, be heard and defend herself and those she cares about,” the actress continued. “Like the rest of the world, I’ve seen her navigate the last few years amazed.”
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The actor went on to describe how drastically Markle’s life had changed, stating the difficulties the former American actress had to endure by acclimatizing to an “archaic” and “toxic” family dynamic.
“She fell in love, moved to a new country, became a household name across the globe and began the difficult work of trying to find her place in a family dynamic that can at best be described as complicated and at worst seemingly archaic and toxic. . “
Adams then lamented his contempt for “racist, slanderous, clickbaiting” reporting that has followed Markle since her marriage to Prince Harry, 36.
“It made me sick to read the endless racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol that was spit in her direction from all sorts of media across the UK and the world, but I also knew that Meghan was stronger than people realized or understood, and they would regret underestimating her, “he said.
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“And then they welcomed Archie,” Adams added of Markle and Harry’s son, who turns two in May. “And on any kind of decent planet, it would be time to stop sharpening the knives and let these two people enjoy the magical early months and years of starting a family. But we do not live on that planet, and instead the hunt continued. . “
Adams then slapped the royal family.
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It is the OBSCEN that the royal family, which is the newest member currently growing inside her, promotes and reinforces accusations of “bullying” against a woman who was basically forced to flea [sic] Britain to protect her family and her own mental health, ”he said.
He continued: “IMO, this latest chapter and its timing is just another great example of the shamelessness of an institution that has survived its relevance, is greatly exaggerated on credibility and seemingly bankrupt by decency.”
Adams ended his post with a resounding statement: “Find someone else to admonish, advise and torment. My friend Meghan is far out of your league.”
Former Suits writer Jon Cowan also jumped to Markle’s defense on Twitter, hitting back at a social media user who characterized Markle as a “horrible person” on Wednesday.
“It is also possible that the Duchess of Sussex is a good person thrown into an unimaginable world,” Cowan replied. “After spending 3 years working with her in her pre-Duchess days, I saw a warm, kind and caring person. I know nothing about her current situation, but she gets the benefit of the doubt in my book. “
On Tuesday, the Times in the UK claimed that Markle was facing a bullying complaint from one of her close advisers.
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Buckingham Palace released a statement in response to the report. “We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following allegations made by former employees of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the statement read, as confirmed by Fox News on Wednesday.
“Therefore, our HR team will look at the circumstances outlined in the article,” the statement continued. Members of staff who were involved at the time, including those who have left the household, will be invited to attend to see if lessons can be learned.
“The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work policy for a number of years and does not tolerate and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace,” the statement concluded.
Markle’s team has denied the allegations.
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“The Duchess is saddened by this recent attack on her character, especially as a person who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma,” a spokesman for the Duchess and Duchess said of Sussex in a statement sent to Fox News on Wednesday.
“She is determined to continue her work to build compassion around the world and will continue to strive to be an example of doing the right thing and doing what is good,” the statement added.
According to The Times, the complaint was first made in October 2018 by Jason Knauf, the couple’s former communications secretary. The complaint alleged that the former American actress drove two personal assistants out of the household and undermined the trust of a third employee.
Outlet reported that Knauf filed the complaint in an attempt to protect palace staff who claimed they were being bullied by Markle. Some claimed that they were even reduced to tears.
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On Sunday, Markle and Harry will sit down with Oprah Winfrey in a banned interview about their lives over the past few years, public control and pressure, and why they moved to America.
Fox News’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report