Meghan Markle's Suits Co-Star Has Choice Words For The Royal Family

There has been no shortage of drama ahead of Oprah Winfrey's primetime TV interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Sussex was accused of bullying royal staffers during her time in the royal family in October 2018 in a report by The Times days before the interview is scheduled to air. Meghan reportedly "bullied" staff and "reduced [them] to tears," according to the outlet. A day after The Times report, Buckingham Palace sent out a statement (via BBC), reading: "We are clearly very concerned about allegations in the Times following claims made by former staff of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex." The palace also stated that they will be opening an investigation on the claims and that the Royal Household "does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace."

In response to the allegations, Meghan issued a statement of her own. "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," a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said, per People.

The relentless coverage by the British media about Meghan's interview with Oprah and the allegations have prompted her friends and co-stars, including Patrick J. Adams, to come to her defense — and he did not mince words. Here's what he said. 

Patrick J. Adams defends Meghan Markle and slams the royal family

Patrick J. Adams did not hold back in his defense of Meghan Markle. "Meghan Markle and I spent the better part of a decade working together on Suits. From day one she was an enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive member of our television family," Adams — who played Meghan's love interest on Suits before she married Prince Harry — tweeted. "She remained that person and colleague as fame, prestige and power accrued."

Adams added that he was "sickened" to see the "endless racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol spewed in her direction from all manner of media across the UK and the world," as Meghan entered the royal family. However, Adams "knew that Meghan was stronger than people realized or understood and they would regret underestimating her."

The Canadian actor then slammed the royal family for being "archaic" and "toxic" for "promoting and amplifying accusations of 'bullying' against a woman who herself was basically forced to flea [sic] the UK in order to protect her family and her own mental health." Adams concluded his Twitter thread by telling the palace to "find someone else to admonish, berate and torment," adding that Meghan "is way out of your league."

Adams' Twitter thread isn't the first time he's shown support for Meghan. The entire cast of Suits was famously invited to her royal wedding with Prince Harry in May 2018, with Adams joking about how big of a deal it was on Instagram.