Meghan and Harry: Piers Morgan slams ‘PR stunt’ in 2020
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Piers Morgan, 56, has never shied away from making his feelings known about Meghan Markle, 40, after storming off Good Morning Britain’s set earlier this year in a row over the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. The star has now broken his silence on Meghan’s latest high profile interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and he hasn’t held back.
Piers took to Twitter to retweet a post from ITV News’ Royal Editor, Chris Ship, which read: “In the US, Meghan is on TV talking on @TheEllenShow,” alongside a flushed face emoji.
Taking aim at both Meghan and host Ellen DeGeneres, Piers then savagely quipped in view of his 7.9 million followers: “Are they discussing bullying in the workplace?”
It comes after both Meghan and Ellen have been the subject of “bullying” accusations in recent years.
Meghan was accused of “bullying” aides at Buckingham Palace when she was a senior member of the Royal Family, after marrying Prince Harry.
The Duchess denied the accusations in a statement to royal reporter Omid Scobie.
It read: “The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.
“She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good.”
Meghan and Harry’s team also denied the allegations in a statement to The Times, which said: “Let’s just call this what it is—a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation.
“We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of the Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet.”
Meanwhile, last year, Ellen issued an apology on-air after allegations emerged about a toxic work environment on the set of her chat show.
The presenter and comedian spoke out on the misconduct and sexual harassment allegations that emerged at the time.
Ellen said on her show: “I learned that things happened that should never have happened.
“If I’ve ever let someone down, if I’ve ever hurt their feelings, I am sorry for that.”
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“I take this very seriously and I want to say I’m so sorry to the people it affected,” the host added of the allegations surrounding her show.
She also told viewers an investigation had led to “the necessary changes” being made.
Three top show producers were also fired at the time amid claims of misconduct.
Piers previously celebrated a victory after it was revealed his controversial comments about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s conversation with Oprah was not against Ofcom regulations.
The media regulator ruled earlier this year that Good Morning Britain was not in breach of the broadcasting code over comments about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview.
Piers shared the news on Twitter after his scathing remarks about Meghan’s “suicidal thoughts” admission from her chat with Oprah had sparked over 50,000 Ofcom complaints.
He penned: “BREAKING: @Ofcom rejects all complaints against me over Meghan Markle furore that led to my exit from @GMB .
“Verdict says I was entitled to disbelieve her & Prince Harry & to restrict my right to do so would be a ‘chilling restriction on freedom of expression.”
He then boasted in reference to his explosive exit from GMB: “I’m delighted OFCOM has endorsed my right to disbelieve the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s incendiary claims to Oprah Winfrey, many of which have proven to be untrue.
“This is a resounding victory for free speech and a resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchios. Do I get my job back?”
Meghan Markle’s interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air in the US on CBS at 8pm. It will be broadcast on ITV2 within a week of its US release.
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