Palace Staffers Reportedly Rescinded Bullying Complaints Against Meghan Markle
Months after it was revealed that palace staffers filed bullying complaints against Meghan Markle, a new report is claiming that the staff members later withdrew their complaints against the Duchess of Sussex.
In the updated epilogue in the new paperback release of Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's Finding Freedom, a Meghan and Harry biography, sources have come forward about the investigation.
This past March, a piece from The Times reported that the duchess had faced complaints of bullying while at Kensington Palace, where sources claimed she "drove two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member." According to the piece, which was published just days before Meghan and Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah, the complaint was made in Oct. 2018 by Jason Knauf, the couple's communications secretary at the time.
The new epilogue from Finding Freedom, excerpted by Entertainment Tonight, claims that "sources confirmed that upon discovery of Jason [Knauf]'s email, two of the individuals mentioned in the email asked for any allegations made to HR about their experiences with Meghan to be rescinded."
The book also claims that Knauf did not meet with Prince Harry, as was stated in the Times piece.
When the Times piece was published, a spokesperson for Meghan and Harry said in a statement, "The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma. She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good."