Meghan Markle’s former on-screen love interest, Patrick J. Adams, expresses his support for the Duchess of Sussex.
Adams, who starred alongside Markle on the USA Network series “Suits” from 2011 to 2018, took to Twitter on Friday defending Markle, 39, after allegations of harassment came to light during her time as a member. of royalty. Markle’s team has vigorously refuted the claims.
“Meghan Markle and I spent the better part of a decade working together on Suits,” Adams, 39, publication preface. “From day one she was an enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, generous, joyful and supportive member of our television family. She remained that person and colleague as fame, prestige and power increased.”
“She has always been a powerful woman with a deep sense of morality and a fierce work ethic and has never been afraid to speak up, be heard and stand up for herself and her loved ones,” the actor continued. “Like the rest of the world, I have watched her navigate the last few years in awe.”
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The actor went on to describe how drastically Markle’s life had changed, pointing out the difficulties the former American actress had to endure to acclimate to an “archaic” and “toxic” family dynamic.
“He fell in love, moved to a new country, became a household name around the world, and began the difficult work of trying to find his place in a family dynamic that can, at best, be described as complicated and , at worst, seemingly archaic and “. toxic.”
Adams then regretted his disdain for the “racist, defamatory and harassing” reports that have followed Markle since her marriage to 36-year-old Prince Harry.
“It made me sick to read the endless racist, libelous and click-harassing vitriol thrown in her direction by all kinds of media in the UK and the world, but I also knew that Meghan was stronger than people thought or understood and that she was 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 will turn two in May. And on any kind of decent planet, that would be the time to stop sharpening knives and let these two people enjoy the magical first months and years of starting a family. But we don’t live on that planet and instead the hunting continued. “
Adams then beat up the royal family.
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“It is OBSCENE that the Royal Family, whose newest member is GROWING WITHIN IT, is promoting and amplifying accusations of ‘intimidation’ against a woman who was basically forced to flee. [sic] United Kingdom to protect his family and his own mental health, “he said.
He continued: “In my opinion, this most recent chapter and its timing is just another astonishing example of the shamelessness of an institution that has outlived its relevance, has an excessive and seemingly broken credibility of decency.”
Adams concluded her post with a resounding statement: “Find someone else to admonish, reprimand and torment. My friend Meghan is out of your league.”
Former “Suits” writer Jon Cowan also came to Markle’s defense on Twitter, lashing out 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. “Having spent 3 years working with her in her pre-Duchess days, I saw a warm, kind and caring person. I don’t know anything about her current situation, but she gets the benefit of the doubt in my book.”
On Tuesday, the Times in the UK alleged that Markle faced an intimidation complaint filed by one of his close advisers.
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Buckingham Palace issued a statement in response to the report. “We are clearly very concerned about the allegations in The Times following claims made by former employees of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the statement read, as confirmed by Fox News on Wednesday.
“Accordingly, our HR team will investigate the circumstances described in the article,” the statement continued. Staff members currently involved, including those who have left home, will be invited to participate to see if lessons can be learned. “
“The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work policy for several years and does not and will not tolerate intimidation or harassment in the workplace,” the statement concluded.
Markle’s team has refuted the claims.
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“The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of harassment and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma,” a spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a statement. sent to Fox News on Wednesday.
“She is determined to continue her work generating compassion around the world and will continue to strive to set an example of doing what is right and doing what is good,” the statement added.
According to The Times, the complaint was first filed in October 2018 by Jason Knauf, the couple’s former communications secretary. The complaint alleged that the former American actress expelled two personal assistants from the home and undermined the trust of a third staff member.
The outlet reported that Knauf filed the complaint in an effort to protect palace employees who alleged Markle was intimidating them. Some claimed that they had even made themselves cry.
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On Sunday, Markle and Harry are set to sit down with Oprah Winfrey for a non-stop interview about their lives in recent years, public scrutiny and pressure, and why they moved to America.
Fox News’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.