Meghan Markle's Lawyer Addressed Claims About Her Being a "Difficult Boss"

Jenny Afia appeared in a BBC documentary with Meghan's permission.

Meghan Markle's lawyer is speaking out about rumors of the Duchess of Sussex being a "difficult boss."

Following allegations about Meghan bullying palace staff, Jenny Afia, who is representing the duchess in her privacy and copyright infringement case against Mail on Sunday, appeared in the BBC documentary The Princes and the Press with Meghan's permission to discuss the claims.

According to People, Afia told host Amol Rajan, "This narrative that no one could work for the Duchess of Sussex, that she was too difficult or demanding a boss, and that everyone had to leave, is just not true."

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"The overall allegation is that the Duchess of Sussex is guilty of bullying," Afia said, adding that she was "absolutely not."

In March, just before Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah aired, The Times reported that the Duchess of Sussex received a complaint from one of her close advisers during her time as a working royal. Her office has denied the allegation. At the time, she issued a statement saying she was "saddened by this latest attack on her character."

The Princes and the Press, set to air Nov. 29, explores Princes William and Harry's relationships with the media. Ahead of it airing, the palace released a statement, writing, "A free, responsible and open press is of vital importance to a healthy democracy. However, too often it is overblown and unfounded claims from unnamed sources that are presented as facts and it is disappointing when anyone, including the BBC, gives them credibility."

In response, BBC defended the documentary, saying the program is "about how royal journalism is done and features a range of journalists from broadcast and the newspaper industry".

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