MEGHAN Markle's Suits co-star reckons the Royal Family has “messed with the wrong woman” while demanding they “back off” from her.
As Buckingham Palace continues its probe into bullying allegations against the Duchess of Sussex, D.B. Woodside adds: "It seems to me there are people who are setting her up to be the fall person."
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Woodside, who acted as Jeff Malone on Suits, was asked by Entertainment Tonight about racism claims raised during Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey – and Buckingham Palace's response.
The Queen had said that "recollections may vary" and Buckingham Palace reportedly decided to bring in a third-party law firm to conduct an investigation into bullying claims made by both current and former Royal aides.
Defending his acting pal, D.B Woodside told ET: "Listen, the thing about her is she's strong and she's resilient.
"And if they think that this kind of stuff is going to knock her off her game for very long, they picked the wrong woman to mess with.
"She is the wrong woman to mess with. They need to back up, back off, apologise. because she's not the one."
He added: "It just seems to me, these people are really reaching for any little thing that they can reach for.
"And all I have to say is that she's one of the most incredible human beings that I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
"She's incredibly smart and generous and kind and lovely and thoughtful. I mean, I can go on and on and on. So I wish her nothing but the best.
"And I just hope people over in Britain, excuse my French, leave her the f*** alone."
Meghan has demanded to see any of the documents, emails, and text messages related to the bullying complaints lodged against her.
The Duchess of Sussex has "written to request the evidence" included in the Buckingham Palace probe into the allegations, according to a senior Royal source.
She has been busy assembling her defence to squash the "calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation", the Mail on Sunday recently reported.
News of these allegations prompted Lucifer star Woodside to add: "It's very, very upsetting. And just to be direct, it's bulls***.
"It seems to me there are people who are setting her up to be the fall person.
"There's people who are setting her up to blame her for something. And listen, every single one of us as human beings, we've had bad days.
"Maybe we've sent not the best email. Who cares about that? Give me a break.
"Every single one of us has left a message that we might think, 'Oh, I was crabby that day.' Every single one of us."
Woodside, who acted as Jessica Pearson's (Gina Torres') boyfriend, on Suits, praised Meghan as "one of the sweetest, nicest, most intelligent, thoughtful human beings that I have ever met in my life".
He added: "Meghan went out of her way to always see how I was doing, to just talk to me when we didn't have any scenes together, but we might just be on set at the same time.
"She is an amazing human being. And it bothers me so much what's happening to her because I know that what they're saying is untrue."
The tell-all chat, which was watched by 12.4million viewers when it first aired in the UK, made a series of fierce revelations about the Royal Family.
The Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey of conversations with Prince Harry and a "family" member about their unborn son and what colour his skin would be – and "what that would mean or look like".
But she declined to say who had started those conversations, saying it would be "damaging" for them.
Prince Harry also said he would "never share" the full details of the discussion but that he was asked at the start of his relationship with Meghan, how dark the skin of their children might be.
Meghan also broke down in tears as she revealed she told her husband she "didn't want to be alive anymore" and had suicidal thoughts.
The Duchess said she begged for help from the Firm – but it was her husband who "saved" her.
A statement from the palace in response to allegations raised during the interview said: "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."
Prince William told reporters that the royals are "very much not a racist family".
In regards to the bullying allegations against Meghan, US actress and musician Janina Gavankar, a long-time pal of the Duchess, claimed that emails and texts supported her account of racism from an unnamed royal – after the Queen said that "recollections may vary".
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