- Meghan Markle wrote a children’s book, “The Bench,” about the father-son bond.
- Some people said it was too similar to another book, “The Boy on the Bench.”
- But that book’s author said Markle’s didn’t have the same story or theme.
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An author of the children’s book Meghan Markle was accused of plagiarizing has denied any similarity between her and the duchess’ book.
Markle’s first children’s book, “The Bench,” is about the bond between a father and son and is set to be published on June 8.
Some people tweeted that the book bore suspicious similarities to another book, “The Boy on the Bench” by Corrinne Averiss and illustrated Gabriel Alborozo, Page Six reported
But Averiss dismissed those claims in her own tweet.
“Reading the description and published excerpt of the Duchess’s new book, this is not the same story or the same theme as The Boy on the Bench,” she wrote.
“I don’t see any similarities.”
—Corrinne Averiss (@CorrinneAveriss) May 5, 2021