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Meghan Markle reportedly filed complaint with ITV over Piers Morgan comments

Piers Morgan left Good Morning Britain this week after drawing complaints about his Meghan Markle comments — reportedly including from Meghan herself.

The Duchess of Sussex filed a formal complaint with the channel over Morgan's comments about her on Good Morning Britain, expressing concerns about how his remarks might affect the dialogue around mental health or impact someone experiencing suicidal thoughts, Variety reports. The Guardian is also reporting that a "formal complaint was lodged with ITV on behalf of the duchess."

Morgan had been going after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the air this week over their recent bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, which included Meghan revealing that she had thoughts of suicide after joining the royal family. Morgan controversially declared he doesn't "believe a word she says" when Meghan's comments about having suicidal thoughts and not being able to go somewhere for help were played on the show. Facing backlash, he later said he doesn't believe Meghan "generally" but that it's "not for me to question if she felt suicidal."

The United Kingdom's Office of Communications previously said it had received over 41,000 complaints about Morgan's comments and would be investigating the show, NBC News reports. With more than 41,000 complaints, Monday's Good Morning Britain was the "most complained about show on British television in nearly 15 years," according to Deadline. On Tuesday, ITV announced Morgan would be leaving Good Morning Britain permanently, just hours after he stormed off the set when a cohost confronted him over his comments about Meghan.

But Morgan has been doubling down since leaving the show, tweeting that "I still don't" believe Meghan and telling Sky News, "I think it's fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they've cancelled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge."