Meghan Markle ‘made formal complaint to ITV’ after Piers Morgan’s scathing rants on Good Morning Britain
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Meghan Markle reportedly lodged a formal complaint with ITV after Piers Morgan made a series of scathing rants about the Duchess on Good Morning Britain.
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, was savaged by Piers, 55, after she revealed she wasn’t supported by the institution as she sought help for suicidal thoughts, during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
During Monday 8 March’s show, Piers said he “didn’t believe” Prince Harry’s wife and was later slammed by mental health charity Mind.
Later, ITV confirmed they had “spoken to” Piers and he clarified his comments, stating: “It’s not for me to question, whether she felt suicidal – I wasn’t in her mind and that’s for her to say. My real concern was a disbelief, frankly – and I’m prepared to be proven wrong for this and if I’m wrong then this is a scandal.
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“That she went to a senior member of the royal household, told them she was suicidal and was told she couldn’t have any help because it would be a bad look for the family.”
But, that didn’t stop the outrage as more than 41,000 people complained to Ofcom over his continuous rants.
Piers later quit the ITV morning news show and his decision was announced on Tuesday evening.
It has now been reported that viewers may not have been the only ones who complained about Piers’ rants.
It has been claimed by The Guardian that a formal complaint was lodged with ITV on the behalf of the Duchess over Piers’ conduct.
Meanwhile, the Telegraph claimed ITV bosses asked Piers to apologise to Meghan but he refused.
OK! online has contacted ITV for comment. While, a representative for Meghan declined to comment.
It comes as Piers said he “still doesn’t believe” Meghan's claims made in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In a social media post on the morning after his departure from the show, Piers said: “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview.
“I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK.
“Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”
Alongside the comment he shared an image of a quote from Winston Churchill next to an image of the former Prime Minister.
It read: “Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to day what they like, but if anyone says anything back that is an outrage.”
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