In an interesting expose of the British media's bid to defame Meghan Markle, her former co-star, Cuts actor Simon Rex has revealed that he was offered money to spread lies about their 'relationship', reported E! News.
Talking on the Hollywood Raw podcast, Rex laid bare claims that a tabloid offered him $70,000 to lie about "hooking up" with Markle, who eventually married Prince Harry to become the Duchess of Sussex.
"I said no to a lot of money because I didn't feel right lying and f--king up the royal f--king family. It was a lot of money, man. I think they offered me like $70,000," he said.
He went on to mention how the most the two hung out was on the sets and once for lunch - and that's about it. "Nothing happened. We never even kissed. We hung out once in a very non-datey way," explained the Scary Movie 2 actor.
However, these claims don't quite match up to his earlier statements in 2018 where he said that the two failed to meet up for a second date because of a bad first kiss. "When I started kissing her it was obvious that I had garlic breath," he had said, in a rather TMI comment.
In a stark change of words, he now says, "She was just someone I had met on a TV show."
It seems like the royals' legal battle with The Mail on Sunday is not all in vain and quite informed actually, since Rex's comments may serve as a proof of how the press deliberately tried to malign Markle's reputation.
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