Meghan Markle calls black teenager "set on fire in racist attack"

Brenda Watkins
July 2, 2020

A biracial Jewish woman in Madison, Wisconsin, said she was attacked and set on fire by four white men.

Bernstein says she was attacked while driving in downtown Madison early on June 24 by four white men who sprayed her with lighter fluid. She was treated at a hospital for burns on her face.

Meghan had reached out to the president of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane Country, Michael Johnson, who has also been acting as a spokesperson for Althea, to get in touch with the teenager and promised to stay in contact after the call.

The woman, Althea Bernstein, said someone yelled a racial epithet at her while her auto was stopped at a light and her window was down. Bernstein, who is studying to become an paramedic, drove away and patted out the flames.

"And she applauded her for the way that she responded and pretty much said, 'Hey Michael, give me her cellphone number".

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"I am so incredibly proud to be part of these awards as they honor the legacy of my mother and bring out the very best in people like you", Harry said.

And the Duchess has even presented to engage in motivational speaker for youthful women in the Wisconsin-place Boys & Women Golf equipment, addressing youngsters in a digital city corridor, which Johnson strategies to established up in the coming months. We also talked about some plans she support but I can't share stay tuned.

Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers over articles its Mail on Sunday newspaper printed past year which included parts of a handwritten letter she had sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.

Discussing how Bernstein has been coping in the aftermath of her attack, Johnson said: "She's struggling". It's a challenge for her, it's very, very emotional. In a tweet shared by Johnson on Saturday, he wrote, "On the phone with Prince Harry and Meghan Markel the Duchess of Sussex. Thank you for caring!"

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