In an interview Monday with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, Piers Morgan says he left his job as co-host of ITV’s Good Morning Britain when he was given a choice: to apologize for his remarks about Meghan Markle, or leave. “I was basically corralled into a position where I was told, you’ve either got to apologize for effectively disbelieving Meghan Markle’s version of events here or your position is untenable, and you have to leave.”
“I was going to be damned if I was going to apologize for something that I believe,” Morgan said on Carlson’s daytime streaming program, Fox Nation’s Tucker Carlson Today. “And I just wasn’t going to go down that road. I’ve seen too many people when they’re bullied by the woke brigade into apologizing. We saw it with Sharon Osbourne. She was bullied into apologizing for defending me against a disgusting slur that I’m a racist.”
Morgan insisted that in being forced from his job for refusing to believe what Markle said in her high-profile prime time interview with Oprah Winfrey, he was being punished for expressing the same kind of skepticism journalists use every day—and did daily with President Donald Trump.
“This is—this is the kind of defense that—the kind thing we would hear liberals attack Donald Trump for, for reinventing facts, for creating his own truth,” Morgan said. “But when Meghan Markle does it, the same liberals that attack Donald Trump, cheer and applaud and say this is her truth and it must be believed. And if you don’t believe it, you’re a racist. Well, I’m sorry, I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe her.”