Meghan Markle made a formal complaint to British broadcaster ITV about the comments Piers Morgan made about her mental health on Good Morning Britain.
On Monday, March 8, Piers Morgan, while hosting Good Morning Britain, questioned whether the Duchess of Sussex was being truthful about having suicidal thoughts. His comments sparked a huge controversy in Britain, and he was rebuked by mental health charity Mind.
According to CNN, the Duchess of Sussex complained to ITV about the impact Morgan’s comments could have on others and how it could degrade the seriousness of mental health issues. The complaint did not relate to the personal nature of Morgan’s attacks.
ITV then announced on Tuesday, March 9, that Piers Morgan would leave the program he hosted, “Good Morning Britain,” after he cast doubt on whether Meghan had suicidal thoughts.
“Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain,” ITV said on Tuesday. “ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”
Also, UK broadcast regulator, Ofcom, said it had received over 41,000 complaints about Monday’s edition of “Good Morning Britain,” and had launched an investigation under its “harm and offence rules.”
On Wednesday, March 10, after leaving his position as a host on GMB, Morgan said that he “still” does not believe Meghan.
“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,” he tweeted.