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Duchess Meghan laid a formal complaint about Piers Morgan's abhorrent comments just before his sensational exit from Good Morning Britain

The Duchess and essentially anyone who watched the show were appalled by Pier's dismissal over Meghan's mental health.

By Jess Pullar
Trigger warning: This story touches on topics concerning mental health and suicide. If you, or someone you know, would like to have a free, confidential chat with someone they can trust, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit their website here.
Duchess Meghan laid a formal complaint to ITV ahead of the sensational exit of Piers Morgan from his long-running position on Good Morning Britain.
The complaint came after Piers sickeningly dismissed Meghan's revelation during her Oprah interview that she had previously had suicidal thoughts while she worked as a senior royal.
The British TV presenter said on the show on the morning following Meghan and Harry's interview: "I don't believe a word she says, Meghan Markle. I wouldn't believe it if she read me a weather report and that fact that she fired up this onslaught against our royal family, I think is contemptible."
According to CNN, Meghan's complaint was focused on the damaging impact Piers' dismissal could potentially have on others suffering mental health issues.
"Meghan's complaint to ITV concerned the impact Morgan's comments could have on others and how it could degrade the seriousness of mental health issues. The complaint did not relate to the personal nature of Morgan's attacks," CNN confirmed.
Piers Morgan horrified viewers and his co-hosts as he dismissed Meghan's claims from her Oprah Winfrey interview. (ITV)
During her polarising interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan shared her truth about the last three years, delving into the realities of living in a family whose supposed ethos is "never complain, never explain".
While pregnant with her first child, Meghan revealed she had felt the deepest brunt of salacious headlines and lies perpetuated by tabloid media, and found that she couldn't even seek support from the institution she belonged to.
"I was ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry. But I knew that if I didn't say it – then I would do it. I just didn't want to be alive anymore. That was clear and real and frightening and constant thought."
She added of the awful time: "I thought it would solve everything for everyone."
She said she went to Human Resources (HR) at the palace but they allegedly told her: "There is nothing we can do to help you because you are not a paid member of the institution."
"Nothing was ever done," Meghan revealed.
Meghan spoke at length about her damaged mental health due to her experience as a royal family member. (CBS)
Piers' comments on Good Morning Britain following the troubling revelation went down like a cup of cold sick, quite frankly.
He exited the set after his co-hosts shared their disappointment in him, and later, it was confirmed he would be leaving the show.
Justice, it seems, is served in unique ways - Piers' horrendous TV rant crossed a line that is irreversible. No one should ever, ever be dismissed for speaking out about their mental health.
So, if any good can be taken from this, let his departure from the show be a poignant reminder of what the world really thinks about opening up the dialogue around our mental health - we're here, we're listening, we support you.

For more details about Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview, check out the links below

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