Supermodel Naomi Campbell, no stranger to tabloid controversy herself, is putting her support behind Meghan Markle who is at odds legally with the British press.
She down with The Guardian to dish about the Duchess of Sussex and defend her and Prince Harry for taking a proactive stance to sue three outlets for what they considered to be invasive coverage and for allegedly illegally seizing his voicemails.
“When I heard [she was taking legal action], I was like ‘Bravo. Good for her,'” Campbell told the publication.
“We all know what that’s about… I’ve seen how they treat Raheem Sterling, how they speak about Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams. I don’t know how Meghan Markle deals with this and I’m really glad she’s taken action to defend herself.”
Last month, Markle and Harry filed a lawsuit against British tabloid The Daily Mail after editors printed a letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle.
Harry also filed suit with the High Court alleging that his voicemail messages were illegally intercepted.
The Duchess initiated the legal filing in London’s High Court against the newspaper, accusing the publication of “unlawfully” publishing her private letter that was written to her dad after her wedding and published Feb. 10.
Harry condemned The Daily Mail, charging that its editors are creating an environment that is putting his wife at the same risk and possible fate as his mother, Princess Diana, who was aggressively pursued by the paparazzi until she was in a fatal car crash in 1997.
Harry said Meghan had become “one of the latest victims” of the publication, which “wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences.”
Meghan has also spoken out about how the onslaught media attention has affected her in a candid interview in the documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey.
“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant—you’re really vulnerable. So that was made really challenging. And then when you have a newborn, you know?” she said. “Thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m okay. It’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
No word on when the high court will hear her case.