RHONY’s Bethenny Frankel rips Meghan Markle saying ‘cry me a river’ before her & Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah
REAL Housewives of New York City alum Bethenny Frankel ripped Meghan Markle and said “cry me a river” before her and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The couple is sitting down with the iconic show host to tell their side of their story after abandoning the Royal Family.
Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest news and gossip…
Bethenny Frankel slammed Meghan Markle in a series of tweets[/caption]
She compared Meghan’s interview to that of Monica Lewinsky[/caption]
She told the Duchess to ‘cry her a river’[/caption]
Bethenny, 5, took to Twitter on Sunday to slam Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, 39, as her interview with Oprah Winfrey is set to air tonight.
“Not since Monica Lewinsky interview, have people been obsessed with a young female interview like this #MARRY interview. Remember the famous lip gloss?,” she started.
The mom of one then tweeted as she shared several article clips on how the duchess was perceived by staffers: “Cry me a river…the plight of being a game show host, fairly unknown actress, to suffering in a palace, [with] tiaras & 7 figure weddings for TWO WHOLE YEARS to being a household name [with] @Oprah on speed dial, fetching 7 m for interviews, hundreds of millions in media deals.”
She continued in another tweet: “I [100 percent] give Harry a break. This isn’t the way to generate less press & cannot be filed under the guise of wanting privacy to prevent a repeat of previous events.
Meghan is set to speak out for the first time since leaving the Royal Family tonight[/caption]
Bethenny continued to claim that she supported Prince Harry but not Meghan[/caption]
She claimed that being criticized came with the territory of being famous[/caption]
“If you hate me for saying it here don’t listen to my podcast #justbwithbethenny it’s littered with my opinion.”
She concluded: “I chose reality tv, to work towards making [money], to be scrutinized & criticized.
“I took the trappings & the beatings along with it. It’s a rose [with] petals & thorns.
“People beg to enter the often toxic institution I signed up for. That WAS the life I chose. You can’t play stupid & smart.”
Prince Harry and Meghan are getting ready to talk to Oprah[/caption]
She shared this message on Instagram[/caption]
Her tweet came as a dig to Meghan, former actress and now former Royal family member, who has been supported by former co-stars and friends as rumors came out that she was “abusive” towards staff.
Her best friend, Jessica Mulroney, who met the Duchess of Sussex while filming Suits in Toronto, posted a photo of her and Meghan – both dressed in white – at a restaurant, with the caption: “I don’t know that anyone has ever had to deal with the pressure, the politics and the press like this woman.
“In the face of it all, I have never seen her waver from kindness, empathy and love.”
The couple abandoned the Royal Family and moved to the United States[/caption]
Another friend who spoke out to show support for Meghan after the bullying claims was Silver Tree, who worked as a producer on Suits.
She posted some photos of her and Meghan, writing on Twitter: “This is Meg. A real person – not a cover story. She is one of my very nearest and dearest. Like all her friends I love her madly.
“She is the friend who insists on always hearing the details of your life, your day, your kids life, your kids day, before hers. Always before hers.”
Meghan’s Suits co-star Patrick Adams also defended the Duchess and accused the Palace of “tormenting” her as he described the monarchy as “archaic and toxic” in a series of tweets.
Many celebs have rallied around the Royal couple[/caption]
Patrick, who starred as Meghan’s on-screen love interest during her time on Suits, criticised the Palace for “promoting and amplifying” the bullying accusations.
He said Meghan was forced to “flee the UK” to protect her family and her mental health.
He added: “It’s OBSCENE that the Royal Family, whose 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.
“IMO, this newest chapter and it’s timing is just another stunning example of the shamelessness of a institution that has outlived its relevance, is way overdrawn on credibility and apparently bankrupt of decency.
“Find someone else to admonish, berate and torment. My friend Meghan is way out of your league.”
Meghan, who is expecting her second child with Prince Harry, has recently come under attack by Royal staffers[/caption]
CBS anchor Gayle King, 66, spoke in support of the Duchess as she and her fellow presenters discussed a new teaser clip for the couple’s highly anticipated Oprah interview.
Gayle, who is a close friend of Meghan, claimed that Meghan had been “vilified” and hinted that there were questions in the Oprah interview that the royals did not answer.
King, who is also friends with Oprah, added: “Vilified is the word for what has happened to Harry and Meghan. Meghan in particular.
“When I heard Oprah say it’s the best interview she’d ever done and I asked her what do you mean by that she said: ‘It wasn’t just me, it was to have people at that level who are going through it, so to speak’.
“They answered every question – 99.999. And any questions that they didn’t answer they explained why they didn’t answer, so you got a sense of that.
“There wasn’t any Jiu Jitsu, bobbing and weaving and trying to decide.”
While many celebrities defended Meghan, Candace Owens slammed the former actress for the second time this week.
She tweeted: “Moaning Markle needs to stop playing the part of the victim. [She] remains an unconvincing, d-list actress.”
Reports claimed she bullied staffers[/caption]
It followed a report in The Times this week which claimed the Duchess is facing allegations that she bullied staff during her time at Kensington Palace.
After the investigation was launched, one of the sources who revealed the complaint told The Times: “We will finally be able to tell the truth. It’s not going to be easy, but this is very welcome and long overdue.
“We don’t have to be silent any more.”
The investigation was the result of lengthy conversations between Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Clarence House, according to The Times.
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However, a spokesman for the Sussexes denied allegations of bullying, saying that Meghan is committed to supporting people who have experienced trauma and works to “build compassion around the world”.
Meghan’s spokesman said: “The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.
“She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good.”
Reps for the couple have denied the allegations[/caption]