Meghan Markle's former on-screen love interest has ripped into the British royal family for "promoting and amplifying accusations of bullying" against the Duchess of Sussex.
Tensions between Meghan and husband Prince Harry, and other senior members of the royal family are escalating ahead of the royal renegades' interview with Oprah Winfrey. Trailers for the television tell-all - set to air Monday (NZT) - show Meghan accusing Buckingham Palace of spreading lies about her.
Earlier this week, the palace also launched an investigation into allegations Meghan had bullied and humiliated staff members during her time in the UK. Meghan denied the accusations and said it was "no coincidence" the reports were emerging ahead of the interview.
Patrick Adams, who is best known for starring alongside Meghan on the television show Suits, has now written a Twitter thread praising the now-Duchess while blasting the family she decided to marry into.
He calls Meghan an "enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful" person with a "deep sense of morality".
"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 as complicated and at worst, seemingly archaic and toxic," the actor says.
Adams says that after the birth of her and Harry's son Archie, "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. 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 [flee] the UK in order [to] protect her family and her own mental health."
Adams, who was a smiling guest of the royal family at Meghan and Harry's wedding, says this shows the "shamelessness of an institution that has outlived its relevance" and is "bankrupt of decency".
"Find someone else to admonish, berate and torment. My friend Meghan is way out of your league."
Adams' tweets came just 30 minutes before a similar tweet from Suits creator Aaron Korsh. He said Meghan "is not a monster", but a "strong woman with a kind heart".
It was reported on Saturday that the UK Charity Commission has launched a review of Harry and Meghan's former philanthropic organisation, with the watchdog wanting to know how Sussex Royal was run and whether all operations were legitimate.