The 2 Buckingham Palace staffers who accused Meghan Markle of bullying reportedly rescinded their claims.
Royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claimed within the epilogue of their newly up to date biography “Finding Freedom” that “upon discovery” of a proper criticism by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s former communications secretary Jason Knauf, “two of the people talked about within the e-mail requested for any allegations made to HR about their experiences with Meghan to be rescinded” (via “Entertainment Tonight”).
Knauf initially reported Markle’s alleged bullying in October 2018 “in an effort to guard staffers,” in line with a Times report published in March — simply days earlier than Harry and Markle’s bombshell tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“I’m very involved that the Duchess was capable of bully two PAs out of the family prior to now 12 months. The remedy of X was completely unacceptable,” learn the HR criticism, which redacted the workers’ names.
“The Duchess appears intent on all the time having somebody in her sights,” Knauf reportedly added. “She is bullying Y and in search of to undermine her confidence. Now we have had report after report from individuals who have witnessed unacceptable habits in direction of Y.”
Nevertheless, the Occasions apparently did not report on the time that the staffers backtracked on their accusations upon listening to that Knauf had reported the alleged incidents with out their permission.
“When it turned identified to [the two individuals], they every requested for the matter to be rescinded and for it to not develop into an official criticism,” a supply alleged to Scobie at Harper’s Bazaar in March.
Whereas reps for Harry, 36, and Markle, 40, beforehand stated the duo had no involvement in “Discovering Freedom,” the previous “Fits” star reportedly copped to giving personal information to the authors.
Page Six reported in April that “Discovering Freedom” could be reissued in August with the addition of chapters concerning the couple’s Winfrey interview, Prince Philip’s death and the bullying allegations in opposition to Markle.
A spokesperson for Markle didn’t instantly reply to our request for remark.