Piers Morgan caused The Good Place star to consider suicide

By Marriska Fernandes on March 11, 2021 | 5 Comments

The Good Place star Jameela Jamil, who played rich society girl Tahani on the popular series, claims that TV presenter Piers Morgan almost drove her to suicide last year.

Her revelations come after the British TV host exited Good Morning Britain, which came after he made extremely controversial comments on-air regarding Meghan Markle.

The actress tweeted on Tuesday: “May we NEVER have to watch minorities have to go on mainstream news and have to *defend* their right to be treated with dignity and respect… ever again. All while being screamed over by this man.”

She continued: “I almost killed myself a year ago because of Piers Morgan’s relentless campaign of lies and hatred against me last February. I’m glad I’m still alive today for many reasons. But watching him leave GMB today is right up there and has me feeling…” She shared a GIF of her self looking glam while flipping her hair on the Emmy Awards red carpet.

She also retweeted a news article about Piers’s exit, saying: “OH MY GOD IS IT MY BIRTHDAY AGAIN?! I hope @alexberesfordTV replaces his role. What a gent!”

On Tuesday’s episode, his co-host Alex Beresford said to him: “I understand that you [Morgan] don’t like Meghan Markle, you’ve made it so clear a number of times on this program. And I understand that you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one and she cut you off. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has, but yet you continue to trash her.”

Piers then got up out of his seat in a huff and walked off the set saying: “OK, I’m done with this. Sorry, no, can’t do this.”

Last year, Morgan and Jamil had a heated exchange on Twitter after he released an alleged text message from the late Love Island host Caroline Flack that discussed the actress. Jamil tweeted: “Piers using a dead woman who I was friends with, as a weapon to try to create further harassment for me as I’ve JUST explained publicly that last week I felt suicidal… is why he is this industry’s most problematic. My criticizing a *show* did not aim any hate at Caroline.”

Piers had then responded to her, writing, “Delighted to see Jameela Jamil has miraculously found the strength from her myriad afflictions to brand me a ‘bullying parasite.’ This is such a valuable contribution to the #BeKind movement & I wish her well with her continued recovery from Hypocritical Twerp Syndrome.”

On Monday’s show, Piers Morgan questioned whether the Duchess was being truthful about having suicidal thoughts, which was unveiled in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday night. Morgan has previously called Meghan “Princess Pinocchio” in a tweet, and on Monday’s episode said: “I don’t believe a word she says, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report and the fact that she fired up this onslaught against our royal family, I think is contemptible.”

The day before his exit, the Duchess of Sussex formally complained to the broadcaster ITV about Piers Morgan, as did over 41,000 viewers (and his own colleagues). ITV News’ royal editor Chris Ship tweeted, “The Duchess of Sussex formally filed a complaint to @ITV on Monday. It’s thought to have been sent to the broadcaster’s CEO. Meghan raised concerns about how @piersmorgan’s words affect the issue of mental health and what it might do to others contemplating suicide.”

Piers Morgan’s on-air comments have sparked a huge controversy in Britain, and he was even rebuked by mental health charity, Mind. Following the complaints from viewers after Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain, ITV launched an investigation.

By Tuesday night, ITV said in a statement: “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.”

That evening, the former GMB host tweeted: “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.” ~Marriska Fernandes

If you or someone you know is struggling or just needs to talk, in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. In Canada, please call the toll free Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566.

Comments & Discussion

  1. Jennifer • March 11, 2021 @ 9:35 AM

    I’ve disliked him ever since I saw him crucify young hopefuls on America’s Got Talent. He’s a nasty, bitter man who spews hate everywhere he can. I’m glad he’s been kicked off his show and I hope he never works again. People must finally see how toxic he is, not sure why it took this long.

  2. Amlan • March 11, 2021 @ 9:40 AM

    Piers may be an ass but seriously people, grow up and don’t let the opinions of others dictate your own self worth. And no, you don’t have the moral right to use the force of government to shut people up.

  3. Paul • March 11, 2021 @ 9:54 AM

    I don’t know what Megan felt or feel’s but I do know they left the Britain for now. That say’s a lot.
    Piers is a mean A-hole and no one needs his vile opinions.

  4. Glaze • March 11, 2021 @ 3:10 PM

    @Amian no one used the “force of government” to shut him down. He has used his words and the powerful platform he has to demean and shut people down mos of his career now the chickens have come home to roost. He called it his freedom of speech. Now people have merely done the same by collectively using their voice to show that his despicable persona no longer sells and guess what their freedom of speech to voice that caused his employer to say thanks but no thanks. No government action was involved. And people often forget freedom of speech is only protected from government action not in the private sphere. Even in the public sphere that freedom is only protected to an extent because that freedom of speech is NOT unfettered. You cannot for example falsely yell “fire!” in a crowded theatre and when people panic run out and trample each other, say oh what “snowflakes they get scared of everything its my right to freedom of speech to yell whatever I want wherever I want’ – nope the government arm (cops and justice dept) will sure arrest your butt and charge you with some form of taking human lives (murder, manslaughter, reckless disregard for human life etc) and no amount of screaming free speech will save you.

  5. Arlene Schneider • March 11, 2021 @ 4:40 PM

    Piers Morgan always has a gripe against certain celebrities. It’s like he has resentment and jealousy towards them. Time to retire. People don’t need to hear him attacking people for his benefit only and please don’t come back.

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