Piers Morgan tears Meghan Markle's pal Omid Scobie to shreds for 'trashing the Queen in garbage book'

PIERS Morgan has torn into Meghan Markle's pal Omid Scobie in the wake of his Ofcom win for "trashing the Queen in his garbage book".

The bolshy broadcaster took aim at Scobie's new epilogue for Finding Freedom, which he released just yesterday, and brutally branded him a "lickspittle" in a row over the media regulators ruling.

Piers was today cleared by Ofcom over comments he made regarding the Duchess of Sussex on ITV's Good Morning Britain, which later saw him storm off set and resign.

The former presenter won the battle amid his long-standing feud with the Sussexes – as the media watchdog confirmed Piers WAS entitled to give his opinions during the heated debate.

The controversial ruling, which has also been hailed as a huge win for freedom of speech, is said to have infuriated Meghan and her camp – including her media mouthpiece, Omid Scobie.

The royal biographer shared his opinion of the decision and suggested the Human Rights Act could have been broken after the Duchesses claims that she suffered with her mental health were dismissed live on air.

In a tweet, Scobie said he "questioned" Ofcom's verdict as "freedom of expression" under the 1988 Act is subject to the "protection of health or morals."

"While everyone should be free to express opinion on public figures, discrediting a person’s mental health issues on TV reinforced a dangerous stigma and put others at risk," he added.

But Piers proved he is back with a vengeance after clearing his name – and tore the Sussexes pal to shreds by telling him: "Pipe down, Lickspittle."

His savage response continued: "You just trashed the Queen in your garbage book without a care for the mental health of a 95-year-old woman grieving the loss of her husband."

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The fiery exchange spilled out after the 56-year-old journalist claimed Meghan wrote to his ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall demanding "his head on a plate," in a "nauseating" bid to get him fired.

Meghan and Harry personally lodged a complaint against Piers to ITV and Ofcom to challenge his early morning outburst.

But Ofcom today said that restricting Piers Morgan's strong views would be an "unwarranted and chilling restriction on freedom of expression."

The regulator ruled that the broadcaster was indeed "entitled" to say he disbelieved Meghan and Harry's allegations made during their interview with Oprah in March.

Royal author Angela Levin told The Sun Online that Meghan would be enraged by the ruling after Piers told UK viewers he "didn't believe a word" she said in the explosive chat with the talk show host.


"I think she will be absolutely livid and she’ll ask her lawyers to see what they can do about it," Angela said.

"She can’t cope with someone saying she didn’t tell the truth. Because she is all about compassion and understanding and caring for people."

Scobie's staunch defence of Meghan has been called into question, as despite insisting that the Duke or Duchess had no part in his biography on the pair, he consistently acts as their personal spokesman.

He is known to have a solid relationship with the Sussexes and often defends them in the public eye.

Piers defiantly said he "still doesn't believe her" in the wake of the Ofcom verdict and even joked "Do I get my job back?"

He told his followers he was "delighted" by the decision and dubbed Meghan "Princess Pinocchios" – a dig expected to further rile the former Suits star.


She has been back at the centre of the media spotlight this week after the updated version of Finding Freedom, penned by Scobie and Carolyn Durand, was released on the 24th anniversary of Princess Diana's death.

Despite discussing the "precious moments" Harry reportedly spent with the Queen during his return for Prince Philip's funeral, Scobie has also made some scathing comments regarding the Monarch.

He was said to have took a sensational swipe at the Queen by claiming "no senior Royal" had stepped in to solve Prince William and Harry's rift during an interview on This Morning – at the same time the Ofcom ruling was announced.

Scobie also said the Sussexes are "making very little progress" in healing their rift with the Royals and suggested they could reveal more on the row themselves.

"When we speak to sources close to the couple and also sources close to the royal family, there is this feeling that very little progress is being made," Scobie explained on Good Morning America.

"Now I think that when and if we hear more of their journey towards healing these family relations and the issues that they've faced, it's going to be from them themselves."

He then dubbed allegations that Meg had bullied Palace staff "revenge" by the Firm, after they were hurled into crisis mode ahead of the Oprah interview airing.

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