Meghan Markle has blamed the U.K. tabloids for hampering her relationship with her father, Thomas Markle. The Duchess of Sussex further claimed that her father received “significant payments” in place of comments and quotes that were provided to the British newspapers.

According to Meghan’s lawyer, they both “had a very close father/daughter relationship throughout her childhood and remained close until he was targeted three years ago by intrusive UK tabloid media.”

Meghan filed a lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday for their decision to publish a handwritten letter she sent to her dad without seeking approval for the action. In the legal disclosure that forms a part of the lawsuit, the details of the financial disclosure between the Duchess of Sussex and her father were provided.

The lawyers state that Meghan had a significant financial relationship with her father between the years 2014 and 2018. She used to provide financial assistance to Thomas Markle starting in 2014 when she was at the peak of her career. However, she cut off the monetary support around May 2018, around the time of her marriage with Prince Harry, due to a break down in their father-daughter relationship.

The lawyers did add that both have not spoken since then.

Meghan’s close acquaintances have blamed British tabloids of exploiting the court system to make Meghan reveal the intricate personal information one after the other.

“We believe the Mail is no longer using the litigation process for its defense and is fixated on trying to cause more harm through headline generation,” one of the sources close to Meghan said.

Meghan disclosing more personal information with each passing day has led to even more negative headlines in the British tabloids. The newspapers have continuously forced Meghan to provide clarifications on different aspects related to her legal case.

One of the latest requests for clarification that came from The Mail asks for proof from Meghan that she provided “significant financial support” to her father. The tabloid further blamed Meghan that she had not repaid student loans which her father took to support her studies at the University.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph on November 10, 2019 in London, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images