Meghan Markle’s former “Suits” co-star Patrick J. Adams is coming to her defense.
Amid allegations that Markle bullied Buckingham Palace staff members, Adams, who played Markle’s love interest on the USA Network drama, championed her as “enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful” on Twitter.
“She has always been a powerful woman with a deep sense of morality and a fierce work ethic and has never been afraid to speak up, be heard and defend herself and those she holds dear. Like the rest of the world, I have watched her navigate the last few years in astonishment,” he wrote.
He didn’t hold back about his thoughts about the royal family either.
“She fell in love, moved to a new country, became a household name across the entire globe and began the difficult work of trying to find her place in a family dynamic that can at best be described as complicated and at worst, seemingly archaic and toxic,” he noted.
Not even the British tabloids were spared as Adams continued: “It sickened me to read the endless racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol spewed in her direction from all manner of media across the UK and the world but I also knew that Meghan was stronger than people realized or understood and they would regret underestimating her.”
Adams went on to criticize the family for how they’ve treated her during her current pregnancy.
“It’s OBSCENE that the Royal Family, who’s (sic) newest member is currently GROWING INSIDE OF HER, is promoting and amplifying accusations of “bullying” against a woman who herself was basically forced to flea the UK in order protect her family and her own mental health,” he added.
He concluded by telling the royal family to “find someone else to admonish, berate and torment. My friend Meghan is way out of your league.”
Markle and Prince Harry, who recently announced that they are expecting their second child, are already parents to 2-year-old Archie.
Adams’ Twitter post comes just days before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. In preview clips, Markle reveals she’s “ready to talk” and refuses to be “be silent if there is an active role that the Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.”
“The Firm” refers to the institution of the royal family.
Adams isn’t the only one to vouch for Markle’s character amid the drama.
“Suits” creator Aaron Korsch also defended her saying that she “is not a monster.”
“She’s a strong woman with a kind heart who’s trying to make her way in an unimaginable situation,” he wrote on Twitter.
Longtime friend and actress Janina Gavankar wrote: "I have known Meghan for 17 years. Here's what she is: kind, strong, open. Here's what she's not: 'a bully.’ ANY of us who know her, feel the same thing from her broken silence: Relief. The truth shall set you free."
Jon Cowan, a writer for “Suits,” also stood up for Markle calling her a “warm, kind, caring person.”
"Oprah with Meghan and Harry" airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.