Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, complained to the UK media regulator about broadcaster Piers Morgan and his comment that he didn’t believe a word she said in her landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Morgan, a former tabloid editor and CNN presenter, left his senior position on ITV’s Hello Great Britain this week, after a backlash against her comments on the interview, in which Meghan revealed she felt suicidal while living as a royal in Britain.
In an interview that rocked the British monarchy, Meghan, who married Prince Harry in 2018, said the royal family had also rejected her requests for mental health support.
The day after the interview aired on U.S. television, Morgan said on Hello Great Britain, among a torrent of other criticism, that he didn’t believe a word Meghan had said. In a Tweet, he called her “Princess Pinocchio”.
Monday’s program drew more than 41,000 complaints from UK media regulator Ofcom, the second-largest in history, which announced an investigation. Media said the couple also complained to broadcaster ITV.
“We can confirm receipt of a standards complaint filed on behalf of the Duchess of Sussex,” an Ofcom spokesperson said on Friday, referring to Meghan’s official title.
Meghan and Harry have clashed with the British media on several occasions, particularly the tabloids which they accused of fanaticism and invasion of their privacy.