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    George Clooney Spoke Out Against The "Vilification" Of Meghan Markle And Compared Her With Princess Diana

    "It's history repeating itself. And we've seen how that ends."

    Over the last few months Meghan Markle has become the subject of contstant headline news, with everything from her choice of clothing, to touching her baby bump being criticised.

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    And just last week, Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, leaked a five-page letter written by his daughter to the media.

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    In the letter, Meghan said she was "heartbroken" over his "lies" to the media and the subsequent "unnecessary pain" this had caused her, begging him to "stop lying" and "exploiting" her relationship with Prince Harry for his own financial gain.

    Well, Meghan's friend George Clooney — who attended her wedding to Prince Harry with his wife Amal — has now spoken out in support of her.

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    Speaking to Who magazine, George said Meghan had been relentlessly "vilified" by the press, and likened the treatment of her to that of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

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    He said: "They're just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere. She's a woman who is seven months pregnant and she is being pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was, and it's history repeating itself. And we've seen how that ends." This was presumably a reference to the fact that Princess Diana died in a car accident after being chased by paparazzi in Paris in 1997.

    He went on to call the leak of Meghan's letter "frustrating" and "irresponsible," and said she'd had a "raw deal."

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    George said: "I can't tell you how frustrating it is to see that. You're taking a letter from a daughter to a father and broadcasting it everywhere. She's getting a raw deal there. It's irresponsible."

    However, George did turn to more uplifting matters later in the conversation, responding to the reports that he could be made godfather to Meghan and Harry's baby.

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    He said: "I'm now a father of twins. I've got enough shit to deal with. Literally — literally shit."

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