Claims that Meghan bullied staff are dismissed in Netflix documentary as a ‘panic’ response to her and Harry’s Oprah interview
- Claims that Meghan bullied staff have been put aside in her Netflix documentary
- Several former staff made the allegations in The Times in 2021
- The Sussexes have never sued the newspaper for publishing the bullying story
Damaging claims about Meghan bullying her staff have been dismissed in their Netflix programme as a ‘panic’ response to her and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview.
Several former staff made the allegations in The Times in 2021, prompting an unprecedented Buckingham Palace inquiry.
The ex-courtiers said the duchess was prone to tantrums and raged at her staff, sometimes reducing them to tears.
The Sussexes have never sued the newspaper for publishing the bullying story. But in their documentary the episode is brushed off as a ‘calculated smear campaign’, with the duchess’s actress friend Abigail Spencer saying: ‘Someone’s panicking over there.’
Damaging claims about Meghan bullying her staff were dismissed in their Netflix programme as a ‘panic’
James Holt, executive director of Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation, told Netflix: ‘The timing of the bullying story has even been admitted by the journalist that wrote it that it was done explicitly because of the Oprah interview.’
It is understood the journalist does not dispute that the former staff wanted their stories to be heard before the March 2021 Oprah interview took over the narrative. Buckingham Palace launched a review into the allegations – but it emerged in June that the findings will not be made public