Piers Morgan claims he quit Good Morning Britain after he was told he needed to ‘apologise’ to Meghan Markle over the controversial comments he has made.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, the 55-year-old said he refused to say sorry because he believes in ‘freedom of speech’.
He said: “ITV’s Director of Television rang to say we were now ‘on the cliff edge’ and either I apologised or I would have to leave GMB.
Piers Morgan Sends Farewell Tweet From ‘Good Morning Britain’ Office
“One [friend] thought I should just apologise, take the hit and move on. The other was emphatic: don’t apologise.”
Morgan caused outrage when he claimed he ‘didn’t believe a word’ of Meghan’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In the chat, the Duchess of Sussex revealed that she had suicidal thoughts when she was a Senior Royal.
She said: “Look, I was really ashamed to have to say at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially. But I knew that if I didn’t say that I would do it.”
She then added: “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
However, Morgan has insinuated that the mum-of-one was lying.
He added in his column: “I should be allowed not to believe someone, and to say that I don’t believe them. That, surely, is the very essence of freedom of speech?
“If I said I now believed Meghan, I would be lying to the audience, the very thing I’ve accused her of doing.
“I called Kevin back, said I wouldn’t be apologising. We agreed I’d leave GMB with immediate effect.”
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