KEY POINTS

  • British pundit Brendan O'Neill weighed in on the bullying allegations against Meghan Markle on "The Bolt Report"
  • The author and columnist claimed he wasn't surprised by the allegations, alleging that Markle was a "classic crybully"
  • The allegations resurfaced after it was reported that Buckingham Palace won't release the results of its investigation into the bullying claims

A British pundit has accused Meghan Markle of being a "crybully" after allegations that the duchess "bullied" staffers when she was a working royal resurfaced this week.

The allegations that were initially made in March 2021 once again made headlines after The Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed royal insiders, that Buckingham Palace wrapped up its investigation into claims that Markle bullied two senior staff members before she and husband Prince Harry quit royal duties in 2020 but won't release its findings. The Duchess of Sussex has vehemently denied any form of wrongdoing.

Author Brendan O'Neill, who served as editor for Spiked magazine and has been a columnist for publications such as The Australian and The Spectator, weighed in on the bullying allegations against Markle on Sky News Australia's "The Bolt Report."

"Not really, no," O'Neill said Monday when asked if he was surprised to hear about the allegations. "I think Meghan might be the classic crybully. You know, this person who plays the victim card and cries in front of Oprah Winfrey but is actually a bit of a bully behind the scenes and treats people badly, according to these kinds of accounts."

The "Anti-Woke" author went on to accuse Markle of weaponizing victimhood.

"We see that all the time these days, the weaponization of victimhood by ... people like Meghan Markle, who adopt this victim personality but from behind that cover, they actually launch bullying tirades against people who disagree with them," he claimed.

Buckingham Palace launched an investigation in March last year following a report by The Sunday Times that was published just days before Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey was set to air.

The duchess faced a bullying complaint at Kensington Palace in October 2018, claiming she "drove two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member," according to the report.

A spokesperson for Markle denied all bullying claims at the time, calling it a "calculated smear campaign."

The former actress was "saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself," her rep added.

The results of the investigation have forced changes to the "policies and procedures" of the monarchy's HR department, unnamed sources said in the Times' latest report.

But a report on the probe, conducted by an independent law firm that was reportedly instituted and funded by Queen Elizabeth, will be kept under wraps permanently to protect the privacy of those involved in the investigation and to "limit tensions between the Sussexes and the palace," the sources claimed.

The decision not to release the results of the investigation left some participants disappointed because they felt that the findings have been "buried," according to the outlet.

After the bullying allegations made headlines, several of Markle's friends and former co-stars came forward to defend her, including Patrick J. Adams, Janina Gavankar and "Suits" writer Jon Cowan.

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EW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on November 10, 2021 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
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