Meghan Markle's claim she doesn't follow the press exposed as a sham by Piers Morgan complaint, says US talk show host
MEGHAN McCain has rubbished the Duchess of Sussex's claims made during her interview with Oprah Winfrey that she doesn't read newspaper reports about herself.
The Conservative co-host on The View raised her suspicions when discussing the dramatic departure of Piers Morgan from Good Morning Britain.
The 55-year-old left his morning presenting gig after he announced he said he does not believe Meghan Markle's claims that she felt suicidal while pregnant with her son Archie.
The British broadcaster ITV confirmed that more than 40,000 complaints had been received regarding his controversial comments.
Markle herself formally complained about the shocking remark, although Morgan has maintained: "Freedom of speech is a hill I'm happy to die on."
His stance has since been supported by the daughter of John McCain, who suggested the Duchess has a "discrepancy" in her version of events.
"I am also a free speech advocate, I am an opinion host with very controversial opinions," McCain told the chat show.
"And it’s a foreign and Wild West concept that you can have an opinion and be cancelled for it."
"But I do think when you’re talking about decorum, of kindness and of mental health – there was huge outrage with over 40,000 complaints given to Good Morning Britain (regarding Morgan)," she continued.
"This is a really tricky one for me because any kind of censorship makes me uncomfortable.
"I think anyone who makes their living off giving their opinions, especially when they’re not popular, feels that way.
McCain went on, "That being said it’s cruel and unkind to second guess someone who is being very open about their mental health issues."
Markle's complaint, believed to have been centered on the detrimental effect the comment could have on other people's mental health, was reportedly lodged with the broadcasters CEO.
"Meghan Markle herself put in a formal complaint to Piers Morgan.
"The only thing I have to say about that is Meghan Markle said in her interview, the only thing that I questioned, she said she didn’t read her press," the US commentator explained.
"She’s clearly paying attention to her publicity if she’s putting in a formal complaint."
Pregnant Markle had said she only becomes aware about coverage of herself when speaking with her friends.
Morgan has continued to berate Meghan and Prince Harry, suggesting they are running a "deliberate and malicious campaign" to smear the Royal Family as a "bunch of heartless racists".
Despite his tendentious temperament, Morgan has found himself at the center of a multi-million dollar bidding war between the US and the UK.
Mere hours after his resignation, he told reporters: "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."
Yet Morgan's ex CNN colleague, Sunny Hostin, criticized the outspoken presenter for feeling sorry for himself.
Hostin told Whoopi Goldberg on The View: "I worked with Piers Morgan at CNN and he is sort of the ultimate provocateur, this is what he does.
"I don't think you cancel yourself so if he walked off that is not really being cancelled," before urging Morgan to "stop using the word woke."
Despite the intense backlash he has faced for his comments, Morgan has gained 100,000 Twitter followers and has topped the Amazon book chart.
His wife Celia Walden revealed her nickname for Markle in her column with the Daily Telegraph – "Me-Gain".
Discussing her husband's GMB departure, she wrote: "Apparently, Piers's stance can be boiled down to his "unrequited love" for Me-Gain, ever since she contacted him in 2016 and, clearly thinking he could be of use to her, asked him out for a drink – before ghosting him when she moved on to bigger and better things."
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