George Clooney defends friend Meghan Markle: 'She's been pursued and vilified'

Sheila Mcguire
February 13, 2019

The media are harassing Meghan Markle just as they did Princess Diana, who was killed in a auto crash while being pursued by paparazzi, her friend George Clooney said.

The "Money Monster" star laughed off suggestions he could be a godfather to Meghan and Harry's baby.

"I do want to say, they're just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere; she's been pursued and vilified", the 57-year-old actor explained during a panel discussion about his new show on Hulu called "Catch-22", according to Australia's World Health Organization magazine.

Meghan, who's expecting her first child with Prince Harry (34), apparently wrote the letter to reach out to her father. But she's eight months pregnant, and vilified and persecuted her as Diana. Thoughtfully, he adds: "In the same way as Diana - and how that ended, as we have seen, Yes".

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In the interviews, they said Meghan had been so upset by her father's public attacks on her and Harry that she penned the letter begging him to patch up their differences privately.

"Daddy, it is with a heavy heart that I write this, not understanding why you have chosen to take this path, turning a blind eye to the pain you are causing", the letter reads. "I'm sort of surprised by that".

In the article, five of her closest confidants said the Duchess of Sussex has had to put up with "lies and untruths" and "global bullying".

Clooney and his wife have 18-month-old twins, daughter, Ella, and a son, Alexander.

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"I think they have got a very privileged lifestyle, all of them, they are all wealthy".

Former Suits actress Meghan, 37, is estranged from her father after a string of high-profile incidents following her engagement to Harry.

Clooney was, of course, referring to a letter allegedly written by the Duchess of Sussex to her father, part of which he chose to release to the Mail on Sunday.

Days before the royal wedding, Mr Markle, who lives in Mexico, allegedly staged paparazzi photos of himself.

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"Women, in particular, are constantly pitted against and compared with each other in a way that reminds me of how people tried to portray Diana and me all the time as rivals, which is something neither of us ever really felt", she said.

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