Meghan Markle’s Own Sister Is Reportedly Under Investigation for Cyberbullying Her
Meghan Markle has been subject to constant bullying for years now. The most insignificant things have even attracted criticism from the public and the media. But what makes it really sad is that it’s also come from members of her own family.
Her half-sister, Samantha Markle, has become one of the duchess’ staunchest critics since her 2018 wedding with Prince Harry. She openly criticizes her on various platforms, ranging from television to radio to social media.
It’s gotten so bad that Samantha is reportedly now under investigation for cyberbullying.
Inside the alleged investigation into Samantha Markle
The Sunday Mirror reported on Oct. 26 that at least four countries, such as Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, filed complaints after Samantha allegedly wrote “multiple contentious messages” about the Sussexes online. It’s reportedly the same reason her Twitter account got deleted in August.
The United States launched the investigation against the 54-year-old, who reportedly lives in Florida. (The royals reportedly had nothing to do with the probe.)
An officer for the Polk County Sheriff Department told the outlet that “there have been multiple reports of allegations of cyberbullying made,” and it’s “a large and widespread investigation and is likely to be a long process.”
The officer continued, “Samantha Markle is aware of this allegation. She has not been arrested. This is an ongoing case and I cannot speculate on a timeline yet or make any other comment.”
This comes at an interesting time
The news comes just days after Markle talked about the stress of living in the spotlight and the backlash she often receives. In the documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which aired during the week of Oct. 20, she came close to tears while detailing her struggles.
“So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed,” she continued. “It’s, um…yeah. I guess, also, thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes
According to The Daily Mail, Samantha allegedly called Markle a “hypocrite” over the statement. She claimed that her sister hadn’t checked on their father, Thomas Markle, who allegedly faked a heart attack ahead of the royal wedding. Thomas denied the accusations.
Markle distanced herself from her father after his participation in staged paparazzi photos ahead of her wedding. (Thomas later apologized.) As a result, Samantha has openly and repeatedly criticized her sister.
Other things Samantha Markle has said
For the most part, Markle has kept quiet about her sister’s statements. However, royal insider Katie Nicholl previously said that the duchess had decided to “move on” from that side of her family.
Nicholl said in May that Markle was “incredibly hurt and disappointed by how many members of her family have behaved, but from what I am told, she’s moved on.”
We can’t say that we blame her.