Meghan Markle has lodged a formal complaint with ITV following controversial comments made on Good Morning Britain this week according to a new report.
During Tuesday’s GMB show, presenter Piers Morgan said that he “didn’t believe a word” the Duchess of Sussex said in regards to her mental health struggle and revelation of suicidal thoughts in tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
It has now emerged that a formal complaint has been lodged with ITV on behalf of Meghan, according to The Guardian.
ITV declined to comment on the report, instead referring to their original statement when contacted by The Mirror.
The Good Morning Britain broadcast received 41,000 Ofcom complaints following Piers Morgan’s outspoken words on Meghan and Harry’s interview.
Amid the intense backlash, the host resigned from his role with immediate effect hours after the live morning show was broadcast.
Announcing the resignation, ITV said: “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”
Piers spent much of Monday’s GMB ranting about the bombshell allegations made by Prince Harry and Meghan as they sat down with Oprah Winfrey to share on life in the Royal family.
The host continued to hit out at the pair on Tuesday’s instalment of the morning show after the interview was aired on Monday evening in the UK.
Piers’ dismissal of Meghan’s account of her mental health battle, led to him coming under fire from mental health charity Mind.
He belittled the couple’s allegation that a member of the royal family questioned how dark their baby son’s skin would be before he was born.
During the show Piers’ colleague, Alex Beresford condemned him for relentlessly targeting the Duchess of Sussex.
In unexpected scenes, Piers stormed off the set live on air after the weather presenter called his comments about the royal “diabolical”.
Later on in the show, Piers returned to the set and told that he understood where Alex – whose mother is white and father black – was coming from.
On Wednesday morning, hours after his resignation became public, Piers told reporters outside his London home: “I think it’s fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they’ve cancelled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge.
“I would call it a temporary hibernation.”
He added that he is “always in talks with people”.
Asked what he would say to his Good Morning Britain colleague, Alex Beresford, with whom he had a heated debate during Tuesday’s show, Morgan said: “Good luck to him.”