Daily US Times: Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle made a formal complaint to British broadcaster ITV relating to its host Piers Morgan’s comments about her mental health.
On Tuesday, ITV announced that Morgan would leave the program he hosted, “Good Morning Britain,” after he cast doubt on whether Meghan Markle had suicidal thoughts, a major revelation from her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
ITV said on Tuesday: “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain.
The television said it has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.
CNN understands that Meghan’s complaint to the broadcaster concerned 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 the host’s attacks.
On Monday’s edition of “Good Morning Britain,” Piers Morgan questioned whether Meghan was being truthful about having suicidal thoughts. Morgan’s comments sparked a huge controversy in the UK, and he was rebuked by mental health charity Mind.
Ofcom, UK media regulator, 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, Morgan said that he “still” does not believe the Duchess of Sussex.
Morgan tweeted: “I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t [believe her]. 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.”