CNN: Meghan Markle Filed Complaint against Piers Morgan over His Comments on Her Mental Health
Meghan Markle filed a complaint against Piers Morgan over the comments he made about the mental health struggles she experienced in the palace.
Meghan Markle filed a complaint, along with 41,000 other viewers, against Piers Morgan and the comments he made on “Good Morning Britain” about her mental health.
Markle and Prince Harry revealed a few bombshells during their headline-making interview. Many people, including Morgan, had different opinions on it.
WHAT MORGAN SAID
On Monday’s episode of “Good Morning Britain,” Morgan questioned the legitimacy of Markle’s claims that she did not receive help from the royal family when she reached out about her suicidal thoughts. He said:
"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."
He added her apparent “onslaught” of the royal family was “contemptible.” On Tuesday, he continued and said he had concerns about the veracity of what the duchess had said.
So ... the Duchess of Sussex formally filed a complaint to @ITV on Monday.— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) March 10, 2021
It’s thought to have been sent to the broadcaster’s CEO.
Meghan raised concerns about how @piersmorgan’s words affect the issue of mental health and what it might do to others contemplating suicide pic.twitter.com/rA09dOQ4GN
WHAT MARKLE REVEALED IN THE INTERVIEW
During the two-hour CBS interview, Markle had revealed that she struggled with suicidal thoughts when she was pregnant with Archie and while the family was living at Kensington Palace.
Alex Beresford criticized Morgan for continuing to talk trash about Markle, who apparently had cut Morgan off in the past.
She shared with Winfrey that senior Buckingham palace officials rejected her plea for help. Morgan questioned the legitimacy of these particular claims.
Piers Morgan's departure reportedly came after ‘a formal complaint was lodged with ITV on behalf of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex after the broadcast’. https://t.co/PaAFDxhQ9I— Metro (@MetroUK) March 10, 2021
ITV, the network of Morgan’s show, received 41,000 complaints about Morgan and his remarks about Markle and her CBS interview with Winfrey. Markle filed a complaint, CNN reported:
“Meghan's complaint to ITV concerned the impact Morgan's comments could have on others and how it could degrade the seriousness of mental health issues.”
It seems Markle's complaint was not about Morgan’s personal attack towards her, but rather about the implications his words might have on others who are struggling with mental health issues.
ITV announced that Morgan had decided that it was a “good time” to leave “Good Morning Britain” and that the network accepted his decision and would not comment further.
His decision to leave the show comes after his colleague weather reporter, Alex Beresford, criticized Morgan for continuing to talk trash about Markle, who apparently had cut Morgan off in the past.
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. pic.twitter.com/bv6zpz4Roe— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 10, 2021
During Beresford’s confrontation, Morgan had stormed off the set, so he did not have to face criticism. ITV later stated that he had chosen to leave the show.
Morgan was not done sharing his opinion as he later shared a tweet that said after some reflection on his previous comments, he still did not believe the duchess.