Jameela Jamil reveals she felt suicidal after Piers Morgan's 'campaign of lies and hatred' against her

Jameela Jamil shared that she struggled with suicidal thoughts after Piers Morgan led a campaign of online harassment against her last year

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: Jameela Jamil attends the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund 2019 Awards at Cipriani South Street on November 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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Jameela Jamil has revealed that Piers Morgan drove her to the brink of suicide last year after he launched a ‘campaign of lies and hatred’ against her online. 

The radio presenter took to Twitter to share her own experience with the controversial figure following his shocking exit from Good Morning Britain on Tuesday

Piers’ departure was fueled by a surge of backlash to his opinions on Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah, during which he refused to accept the Duchess of Sussex’s claims of suicidal ideation. He defended his comments on Instagram this morning, following ITV’s confirmation of his resignation. 

Jameela, who has also been a target of the former television host’s criticism, shared the impact of his abusive behavior on her mental health with her 1.1m Twitter followers yesterday.

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“I almost killed myself a year ago because of Piers Morgan's relentless campaign of lies and hatred against me last February,” Jameela wrote. “I'm glad I'm still alive today for many reasons."

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Jameela also celebrated his resignation, adding, "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."

Jameela accused Piers of launching a tirade of cyberbullying against her in February 2020, when he released a text message allegedly sent by the late Caroline Flack. The short message, which was posted on Twitter a week after Caroline’s death, insinuated Jameela had been mistreating her. Jameela quickly became the target of his followers’ wrath and blasted Piers for “using a dead woman who I was friends with as a weapon to try to create further harassment for me.” 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.