“Suits” actor Patrick J. Adams has apologized for sharing behind-the-scenes photos of his former co-star Meghan Markle on social media amid the SAG-AFTRA writer’s strike.
“The last couple of days I foolishly and thoughtlessly let a trip down Suits memory lane distract me from the very real and ongoing fight everyone in @sagafstra continues to wage in its effort to win out membership realistic 21st Century compensation and protections,” Adams wrote in a statement shared to his Instagram Story on Wednesday.
The former USA Network star, 42, went on to say that posting the set photos, which have since been deleted, amid the standoff was “an embarrassing oversight” and that he is “incredibly sorry.”
“So grateful to those who gently and swiftly course corrected me here and I look forward to continuing the fight in the days and weeks ahead,” he concluded.
This week, Adams looked back at his time on the popular TV series — which ran for nine seasons from 2011 to 2019 — by sharing several never-before-seen snaps of the Duchess of Sussex posing sensually in character as paralegal Rachel Zane.
In one photo, Markle was seen lying upside down wearing a white blouse and brown pencil skirt with her barefoot up in the air as she posed beside co-star Sarah Rafferty, who played Donna Paulsen.
Another now-removed image showed Markle’s black-and-white portrait.
On the show, which has had a resurgence in popularity since hitting Netflix earlier this month, the Canadian actor famously portrayed Markle’s on-screen love interest, college dropout-turned-unlicensed lawyer, Mike Ross.
Adams, who has shared photos capturing his filming memories with Markle in the past, has remained friends with her after the show wrapped and even attended her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018.
And last year, Adams revealed that Markle once poked fun at his naked body after seeing him nude in a play.
While Adams faced backlash for sharing “Suits” snaps as the Hollywood writer’s strike rages on, this isn’t the first time he has stirred up controversy.
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In 2018, was accused of bullying when he posted an unflattering photo of a woman asleep at the airport after they had an altercation.
Three years later, Adams slammed the royal family after rumors swirled that Markle had bullied aides.
“She has always been a powerful woman with a deep sense of morality and a fierce work ethic and has never been afraid to speak up, be heard and defend herself and those she holds dear,” he tweeted at the time, calling his friend “enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, [and] joyful.”
Adams has been married to “Pretty Little Liars” actress Troian Bellisario since December 2016.