2018-01-15 10:58:54 UTC
membership of the girlfriend of the party's leader after she
reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee,
American actress Meghan Markle. In a statement, Jo Marney
apologized for the "shocking language" she used in a series of
text messages to a friend, but said her words had been "taken
out of context."
The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that the 25-year-old
Marney, who describes herself as a model and actor, made
offensive comments about Markle and black people, including
calling them "ugly."
UKIP leader Henry Bolton said Marney's membership in the party,
known for its anti-European Union stance, was suspended
immediately. Marney doesn't hold an official post in the party.
Party chairman Paul Oakden told BBC News that Bolton has
"difficult decisions" to make.
"He intends on making those decisions today, and I'm sure
whatever he does will be in the best interests of the party,"
Markle, who will wed Harry in May, has spoken publicly and
written about being proudly biracial, and also about how it
affected her acting career.
Last year, Harry criticized some media reports and online
comments for drawing negative attention to Markle's African-
The prince issued a strongly worded statement condemning the
"outright sexism and racism" in some comments about Markle, and
said some articles with "racial undertones" crossed the line.
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