Piers Morgan rejoices after being cleared by UK media regulator over comments about Meghan Markle

Piers Morgan rejoices after being cleared by UK media regulator over comments about Meghan Markle



British TV personality, Piers Morgan has expressed his excitement after being cleared of breaching British broadcasting rules by UK media regulaor, Ofcom following comments he made on air about Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, after her bombshell interview with media mogul, Oprah Winfrey.



Mr. Morgan had been under investigation by Ofcom, the media regulator, which received a record number of complaints in March after he criticized Meghan on air and said he did not believe her accounts of being poorly treated by the royal establishment.



In the March 8 edition of ITV's "Good Morning Britain" show, Morgan questioned whether Meghan was being truthful about having suicidal thoughts — a major revelation from her blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey. His comments sparked a huge controversy in Britain.



The former talk show host's comments became the most complained about TV moment in Ofcom's history.



Meghan herself also contacted ITV to tell them that his comments could be harmful to others suffering from mental health issues. After ITV asked the TV presenter to apologise for what he said, he opted for dramatically walking off the set and quitting.



Justifying what it described as a "finely-balanced" decision, Ofcom said the comments were potentially "harmful and offensive to viewers" but it took into account freedom of expression and the "strong challenge" of Morgan's co-host on the show, which prompted him to walk off set.



Ofcom declared he had a right to "disbelieve" Meghan Markle during the infamous Good Morning Britain moment. In a 97-page ruling outlining the decision, Ofcom said;Latest Post
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