Suits co-star defends ‘kind and supportive’ Meghan Markle ahead of controversial Oprah interview

Suits co-star defends ‘kind and supportive’ Meghan Markle ahead of controversial Oprah interview

One of Meghan Markle’s former TV co-stars has defended the Duchess of Sussex ahead of her highly-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey this weekend.

Patrick J Adams suggested in a long Twitter thread that the Royal Family’s handling of bullying allegations against Markle showed it was “bankrupt of decency”.

A report in The Times earlier this week claimed that a complaint was made in October 2018 by Jason Knauf, the Sussexes then-communications secretary.

Buckingham Palace said it was investigating the claims of bullying against the Duchess of Sussex, which her lawyers have rejected as being based on “misleading and harmful misinformation”.

On Friday, Adams decided to give his take on the allegations, starting by noting that he had worked with Markle for “the better part of a decade” on the US show Suits.

“From day one she was an enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive member of our television family,” he wrote on Twitter.

“She remained that person and colleague as fame, prestige and power accrued.”

The 39-year-old actor went on to describe the family dynamic in the Royal Family as “at best … complicated and at worst, seemingly archaic and toxic”.

“It sickened me to read the endless racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol spewed in her direction from all manner of media across the UK and the world but I also knew that Meghan was stronger than people realised or understood and they would regret underestimating her,” he said.

Adams also said that he was shocked that stories criticising the Duchess of Sussex continued after the birth of her son Archie in 2019 and through her second pregnancy, which was announced last month.

He added: “It’s OBSCENE that the Royal Family, who’s newest member is currently GROWING INSIDE OF HER, is promoting and amplifying accusations of ‘bullying’ against a woman who herself was basically forced to flea the UK in order protect her family and her own mental health.

“IMO, this newest chapter and it’s timing is just another stunning example of the shamelessness of an institution that has outlived its relevance, is way overdrawn on credibility and apparently bankrupt of decency.”

The thread has received a mostly positive response so far on Twitter, where people have praised Adams for standing up for his friend…

Although, of course, it hasn’t impressed Markle’s harshest critic - Piers Morgan...

A Palace representative declined to comment when approached by indy100.

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