Royal reporter received ‘bizarre and frightening’ death threats after Meghan’s tell-all
Royal reporter Camilla Tominey has been dealing with threats and abuse “from the frightening to the downright bizarre” following Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The associate editor at the UK’s Telegraph wrote an article in 2018 claiming Meghan made Kate Middleton cry in the lead up to her wedding to Prince Harry.
However, during Meghan’s two-hour interview with the talk show Queen, the Duchess of Sussex refuted the claim and insisted “the opposite” occurred.
Speaking to Today, Tominey said the fallout has been “toxic” as people rush to condemn her article.
“(There has been) suggestions that I should have my three children put up for adoption. That I should drink myself to death like my mother, who was an alcoholic, I did write about her at slow demise in the paper previously,” Tominey said.
“(There are) equally bizarre claims that I’m, like, in cahoots with Carole Middleton and she’s the one feeding me this anti-Meghan information.
“There is some awful abuse on all sides of this debate.”
Tominey said her article covering Meghan and Kate’s altercation, which was said to be over bridesmaid dresses, was balanced and propped up with quotes from both parties’ camps.
“People who I spoke to about that story at the time and it was multiply sourced, have said yep, (Kate) was left in tears.
“Meghan obviously then goes on Oprah and says no, she was the one left in tears an then says that Kate wasn’t.
“My conclusion is how would she know that? I don’t think my original story was wrong.
“I think Kate who was postnatal, let’s not forget that she had just had Prince Louis and had to go it a wedding three and a half weeks later, which is pretty stressful for any new mother, but perhaps the truth is they were both left in tears.”
Tominey said she was just trying to do her job.
“What I’m trying to rail against is this atmosphere of hatred for simply doing our jobs,” she said.
“I thought I would be doing nice things like coming to Commonwealth countries like Australia and covering the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
“We used to have the notion of the messenger being shot but it has become toxic because there is this suggestion that if you in any way question Meghan’s narrative, you are intrinsically a racist.
“Because I’m not a racist, or a white supremacist, or anything else I’m accused of, I mean, I do take exception to that.”
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