The Duchess of Sussex made a formal complaint to ITV over comments made by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain. Piers Morgan quit the breakfast programme on Tuesday evening after an on-air row with colleague, Alex Beresford, who criticised Morgan for “continuing to trash” The Duchess of Sussex following her admissions in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The story of Meghan’s complaint was originally broken by Camilla Tominey of The Telegraph and later confirmed by PA.
It is understood that Meghan’s complaint went to the CEO of ITV and was not about the personal attacks Morgan made on the validity of her racism allegations. Instead, The Duchess of Sussex was complaining on how Morgan’s comments on her mental health may affect the issue of mental health generally and those attempting to deal with their own problems.
The Telegraph reports that ITV bosses asked Piers Morgan to make an on-air apology to The Duchess of Sussex but he refused. Morgan had previously said that he “didn’t believe a word” of what Meghan had said during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The news of Piers Morgan departure from Good Morning Britain came after Buckingham Palace released a statement on behalf of The Queen, responding to the Oprah interview. The statement, only 61 words, said that “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.” For the full story on the statement from Buckingham Palace, click here.
Good Morning Britain host, Susanna Reid, addressed Piers Morgan’s departure on Wednesday’s show saying, “He has been a voice for many of you and a voice that many of you have railed against. Shows go on and so on we go.”
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