“Meghan has come to embody the arrival of America’s troubled culture wars in Britain,” says financier Ben Goldsmith
LONDON, ENGLAND: English financier and environmentalist Ben Goldsmith recently took a close look at Meghan Markle. He claimed that she was not unpopular in Britain because of the color of her skin, but because she was a “cunning bully who has been exposed”.
Goldsmith, who was a non-executive board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, made a series of cryptic allegations in response to claims that the Duchess of Sussex was a victim of racism.
Goldsmith immediately deleted one of the three allegations, but the claim that Meghan was cruel is still open to the public. “We’re far from perfect, but poll after poll shows Brits are among the most welcoming and least racist around. In the beginning, Meghan was worshiped. Crowds crowded the streets at the wedding. Meghan is disliked for being a manipulative bully who found out. Meghan has come to embody the arrival of America’s troubled culture wars in Britain,” one of his tweets read.
The former ‘Suits’ star has faced allegations of bullying. The first allegations against Meghan were made 18 months ago. The allegations surfaced following complaints from their co-workers during a “toxic time” before the couple decided to move to California in 2020, brought to tears.”
While one of the staff members branded Meghan and Harry “outrageous bullies”, others accused them of committing “emotional cruelty” towards staff and “chasing them away”. However, the couple’s lawyers denied all allegations, claiming that Meghan and Harry never abused or bullied their employees between 2018 and 2020.
In response to the allegations, royal aides launched an investigation into claims that Meghan’s “disparaging” behavior while a working member of the royal family drove two female personal assistants out of the household and undermined “the trust” of a third. The royal household hired an outside law firm, paid privately by the family, to look into the claims in a move some predicted could increase tensions between Harry and Meghan and “the institution”.
Meghan has always denied the bullying allegations, while her lawyers branded the whole episode a “calculated smear campaign”. In 2021, a palace spokesman issued a statement clarifying that the allegations – brought to the attention of senior household staff at the time by Harry and Meghan’s concerned press secretary Jason Knauf – would not be investigated.