Piers Morgan calls Meghan Markle a manipulative piece of work after privacy win

Piers Morgan has launched into another rant at Meghan Markle following her landmark win in her privacy case against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter criticised the Duchess of Sussex for her statement and called her a "manipulative piece of work" as well as vicious adjectives like "fork-tongued".

The 40 year old mum-of-two was elated when she won her appeal in the case – which followed on from the publication's decision to publish extracts of Meghan's private letter to her father Thomas Markle, 77, in 2018.

In a powerful statement, Meghan said her win was a "victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right".

Yet Piers, 56, hit out at the Duchess in his column in the MailOnline, claiming she was trying to be "some kind of latter-day Winston Churchill".

During his lengthy criticism of the Royal, the journalist wrote: "She's trying to be some kind of latter-day Winston Churchill rallying a nation in wartime, rather than an unemployed actress fleecing her unelected marital royal status for gazillions from her California mansion."

Upon hearing the Sussexes' former communications secretary Jason Knauf's claims that Meghan had been prepared for the letter to leak to the public, and that if it did she wanted to make sure she addressed her father as "daddy" in the letter, Piers went even further in his tirade.

"I regret to say that when I read that ruthlessly cynical little gem, my heart-strings remained resolutely unmoved but a small piece of repulsed intestinal fluid spat out of my mouth," he said.

All in all, the Mail on Sunday published five articles that contained parts of the "personal and private" letter, and Meghan sued the publisher for breach of privacy and copyright.


The Duchess had won her case earlier this year but Associated Newspapers Ltd. brought an appeal arguing that the case should go to a full trial during the three-day hearing last month.

The publisher argued that the Duchess had written the letter to her estranged father "with potential public consumption in mind", but lost the appeal.

There has been plenty of controversy throughout the case, with the claims that Meghan drafted the letter to her dad "knowing that it could be leaked".

It was also revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex assisted the authors of their biography Finding Freedom.

Meghan apologised for failing to remember that she authorised a senior aide to brief authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

In a statement in the court of appeal, Meghan said she had forgotten an email exchange between her and former press secretary Jason about the book.

Piers added in his column that the court case has allowed the public to see what the "real" Meghan looks like, "fork tongue and all," as he added: "It's not a pretty sight."

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