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After she was hit by bullying allegations, Meghan Markle's former Suits co-star has rushed to her defence in a lengthy post on Twitter.
The actor, who previously said 'pure fear' stops him contacting her, spoke about his friend's character and slammed the British press and the Royal family.
The 39 year old began: "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. She remained that person and colleague as fame, prestige and power accrued.
"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.
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"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 at complicated and at worst, seemingly archaic and toxic."
The Canadian star went on to share his frustration about the way Meghan, 39, has been treated over the years.
He 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.
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"But I also knew Meghan was stronger than people realized or understood and they would regret underestimating her.
"And then they welcomed Archie. And on any sort of decent planet that would be a time to stop sharpening the knives and let these two people enjoy the magical early months and years of starting a family.
"But we don't live on that planet and instead the hunt continued.
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"It's OBSCENE that the Royal Family, who's 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 to protect her family and her own mental health," he shared.
"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."
Patrick concluded his post by writing: "Find someone else to admonish, berate and torment. My friend Meghan is way out of your league."
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