Piers Morgan Quits After Trashing Meghan Markle
Veteran news personality Piers Morgan has parted ways with the British network Independent Television (ITV) following his nasty Monday evening tirade against Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.
“Who did you go to?” Morgan said on Monday. “What did they say to you? I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report,” and that “the fact that she’s fired up this onslaught against our Royal Family I think is contemptible.”
Morgan also called Markle a “Pinnochio Princess” on Twitter.
Tens of thousands of complaints – more than 41,000 in all – flooded Ofcom, a media watchdog, according to the BBC.
“We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offense rules,” said a spokesperson for the organization.
On Tuesday, Morgan stormed off the set of Good Morning Britain after meteorologist Alex Beresford called him out for “continuing to trash” Markle amid the fallout from bombshell revelations she made about the Royal Family in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Sunday.
“I still have serious concerns about the veracity of a lot of what” the Duchess claimed, Morgan said, conceding that it was “not for me to question if she felt suicidal.”
Morgan then added that “my real concern was a disbelief frankly… that she went to a senior member of the Royal household and told them she was suicidal and was told she could not have any help because it would be a bad look for the family.”
Why this was shocking is a bit of a mystery because they did the same thing to Princess Diana.