Meghan Markle “mortified” over threats from friend Jessica Mulroney

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Meghan Markle is “absolutely mortified” with threats “deaf in tone” from best friend Jessica Mulroney to sue a black influencer and can no longer “be associated with her”, exclusively tell DailyMail.com of friends close to the duchess of Sussex.

“Meghan is absolutely mortified to have been dragged into this complete mess. She said Jessica was by no means a racist, but the way she handled the situation (with the fashion influencer) was dull and heartbreaking, “said a close friend of Meghan’s.

Mulroney was laid off from Good Morning America on ABC and had her reality show canceled after threatening to sue black influencer Sasha Exeter after the couple fought racism on Instagram.

“Meghan said that friends mirror friends and that because of what is at stake, she can no longer be associated with Jessica, at least not in public. She has to do what she has to do to preserve her dignity and her own reputation, “they added.

Meghan Markle is “absolutely mortified” with the threats “deaf in tone” of her best friends Jessica Mulroney to sue a black influencer and can no longer “be associated with her”, exclusively confide in DailyMail.com friends close to the duchess of Sussex

“Meghan said that friends mirror friends and that because of what was at stake, she could no longer be associated with Jessica,” a source told DailyMail.com.

The scandal brings intense embarrassment to Meghan who devoted her brief time as a royal to promoting social good and is a lifelong racial equality activist.

The source added that they “would not be surprised” if it marked the “beginning of the end of their friendship”.

They also said that Meghan could not publicly defend Mulroney in this case or help save his career.

“It’s not like Meghan can just call ABC and defend Jessica,” the source said. “There was a reason why Meghan waited so long to make a statement. She wanted to do it right. She said she urged Jessica to do the same from the start.

Meghan noted why she waited to make her statement on racial inequality in a virtual speech to the graduating class from her former high school.

“I didn’t really know what to say. I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous that I would not do it or that it would be separated. And I realized that the only bad thing to say is to say nothing, “said Meghan.

Mulroney referred to Meghan in her apology to Exeter on Instagram, saying, “I’m really sorry I didn’t do this with you and for all the harm I caused. As I told you privately, I had a very public and personal experience with my closest friend where the race was at the center. It was deeply educational. I learned a lot. I promise to continue to learn and listen to how I can use my privilege to raise and support black voices.

Toronto influencer Sasha Exeter said she was `` paralyzed by fear '' and `` stayed awake for days and nights '' worrying about what Jessica might say to my existing brand partners, work potential, potential livelihoods ''

Jessica Mulroney photographed hosting I Do, Redo

Toronto influencer Sasha Exeter said she was “paralyzed by fear” and “stayed awake for days and nights” worrying about what Jessica (right) “might say to my existing brand partners, potential work, potential livelihoods ”

`` Meghan is absolutely mortified to have been dragged into this complete mess. She said Jessica was by no means a racist, but the way she handled the situation (with the fashion influencer) was dull and heartbreaking, '' said a close friend of Meghan's.

“Meghan is absolutely mortified to have been dragged into this complete mess. She said Jessica was by no means a racist, but the way she handled the situation (with the fashion influencer) was dull and heartbreaking, “said a close friend of Meghan’s.

Mulroney issued statement after dismissal saying she respects CTV decision and is sorry for her actions

Mulroney issued a statement after her dismissal, saying that she respects CTV’s decision and that she is sorry for her actions

The turmoil began when black Canadian influencer Sasha Exeter revealed that a few weeks ago, Mulroney had “offended” a “generic call to action” that she launched by asking white influencers to use their platforms

She said Mulroney had threatened Exeter with prosecution after Exeter publicly revealed that they had been involved in a wordless war against racism.

Scandal brings intense embarrassment to Meghan who devoted her brief time as a royal to promoting social good and is a lifelong racial equality activist

Scandal brings intense embarrassment to Meghan who devoted her brief time as a royal to promoting social good and is a lifelong racial equality activist

According to Exeter, Mulroney responded “personally” to a “generic call to action” that the single black mother posted on her Instagram page weeks ago, asking white influencers to use their platforms to move the movement forward Black Lives Matter.

It’s not clear how Mulroney responded, but the two – who used to be “acquaintances” – started to argue and it eventually “escalated” for Mulroney to tell Exeter that she was going to contact the companies with which Exeter was working.

When Exeter was made public, Mulroney posted a comment on his Instagram page for others to see where she apologized. Exeter claims, however, that she then sent him a private message, threatening to sue her for defamation.

“Reliable suit. Good luck, “she wrote, misspelled the complaint she apparently intended to make.

Canadian TV channel CTV fired Mulroney on Thursday and canceled their wedding show, I do, Redo. She was also abandoned by a clothing company with which she worked.

Mulroney posted a statement on her own Instagram page on Thursday that she had had time to think about her actions and that she was truly remorseful.

“She rightly called me not to do enough when it came to engaging in the important and difficult conversation about race and injustice in our society.

“I took it personally and it was wrong. I have to do better. I had no intention of jeopardizing her livelihood. We had a disagreement and it got out of hand.

“For that, I’m sorry. I will take a step back from social media in the coming days and give my microphone to black voices by having them take over my account.

“I also asked Sasha if she would be willing to take over my account whenever she feels comfortable and tell her story,” she said.

A few hours after posting his first video about his argument with Mulroney, Exeter said he received new messages

Hours after posting his first video about his argument with Mulroney, Exeter said he received new messages “threatening to sue to lock you up”

Exeter went on to say that Jessica sent her a private message suggesting that she file a complaint against her.

Exeter went on to say that Jessica sent her a private message suggesting that she file a complaint against her.

After Exeter shared details of their feud, Mulroney posted this public comment saying that she was wrong but that she had `` personal experience with '' her `` closest friend where the race was before and in the center ''

After Exeter shared the details of their feud, Mulroney posted this public comment saying that she was wrong but that she had “personal experience with” her “closest friend where the race was before and in the center “

A GMA spokesperson said in a statement to DailyMail.com on Friday, “As Jessica Mulroney said last night, she is moving away from her professional commitments, including Good Morning America. She will no longer appear on our show.

ABC’s decision to tighten ties with Mulroney came after staff told DailyMail.com that they wanted to be shown the door.

“Why doesn’t ABC fire her?” His actions are completely unacceptable and do not reflect the values ​​of Good Morning America.

“We have a wonderfully diverse team – yet Jessica used her privilege to get her job and should be fired for her behavior by abusing her.

“CTV quickly licensed it and many Canadian brands did the same, why don’t we do it?” It sends the wrong message. ”

“In addition, she should be laid off for working on a news show and not being able to spell defamation.

“ABC must take a stand. What are they afraid of? P ** chasing Meghan and Harry or the Trudeau family?

“The abuse of privilege here is outrageous,” said the staff member.

Mulroney was abandoned last night by CTV and Hudson's Bay after Exeter shared their argument

Mulroney was abandoned last night by CTV and Hudson's Bay after Exeter shared their argument

Mulroney was abandoned last night by CTV and Hudson’s Bay after Exeter shared their argument

Beauty Brand Fancy Face Inc. Mulroney also worked with her to cut ties Friday

Beauty Brand Fancy Face Inc. Mulroney also worked with her to cut ties Friday

Mulroney contributed to fashion on the hugely popular morning show Good Morning American until his departure on Friday. She is seen with host Robin Roberts

Mulroney contributed to fashion in the hugely popular morning show Good Morning American until his departure on Friday. She is seen with host Robin Roberts

In an IGTV video, Exeter said she launched a “very generic call to action” at the start of the movement, asking all influencers to use their platform for good.

Exeter said she was careful not to “call” anyone in particular, but Mulroney got it wrong.

She said: “Unfortunately, a very prominent Canadian person who was an acquaintance of mine, named Jessica Mulroney, took offense at a very generic call to action that I shared in my IG stories (Instagram ).

“What happened next was a series of very problematic behaviors and antics that ultimately led her to send me a threat in writing last Wednesday.

“Look, I’m by no means calling Jess a racist, but what I will say is that she is very aware of her wealth, power and perceived privileges because of the color of her skin.

“And that my friends gave him the momentary confidence to come to earn a living in writing.”

It got out of hand and eventually Mulroney said to him, “I also talked to businesses and people about how you treated me unfairly.

“You think your voice counts. Well, it only matters if you express it kindly and without shaming people who are just trying to learn. Good luck.’

Before his dismissal, Mulroney apologized to Exeter on his Instagram

Exter said she was stunned by the response and “paralyzed by fear” that her partnerships or endorsements might be taken away.

She said she “didn’t think in any way” that Mulroney was racist but that she was fully aware of his white privilege.

“To threaten me?”

“A single mother, a single black mother, during a racial pandemic? It amazes me, it’s absolutely incredible.

Mulroney has been criticized by her friend and fellow television presenter Tracy Moore, who is black.

She said that Jessica “used her extreme privilege to potentially bury a black sister.”

‘I am a friend. I am also a black woman. Emotional work often falls on our backs to speak, get through, and fight hard, ”said Moore.

“Let’s not learn to unleash ourselves against black women as a legitimate response to the feeling of being called. “

Who is Meghan’s best friend, Jessica Mulroney?

One of the most connected women in Canada is the close friend of the Duchess of Sussex, an unofficial wedding planner and long distance stylist.

She is married to Ben Mulroney, the eldest son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and the couple lives in Toronto with their three children; the twins Brian and John, and their granddaughter, Ivy.

Signing up as an expert in branding and public relations on her very active Instagram feed, Jessica is also a wedding planner and founder of the Shoebox Project, a charitable initiative that distributes shoe boxes full of gifts to women in need.

Canadian stylist Jessica reportedly took Meghan under her wing when former Suits star lived in Toronto to film Suits

Canadian stylist Jessica reportedly took Meghan under her wing when former Suits star lived in Toronto to film Suits

Support: Jessica, seen helping her daughter daughter of flowers Ivy on the steps of St George's chapel with the Duchess of Cambridge at the wedding of Meghan and Harry in May, is open to her family life on social networks and regularly remarks on juggling his busy career with raising three young children

Support: Jessica, seen helping her daughter daughter of flowers Ivy on the steps of St George’s chapel with the Duchess of Cambridge at the wedding of Meghan and Harry in May, is open to her family life on social networks and regularly remarks on juggling his busy career with raising three young children

The McGill University graduate was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Canada by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Bay Street Bull, and has several television personalities and women entrepreneurs among her close friends.

It is believed that she took Meghan under her wing when the then actress lived in Toronto while she was in costume.

The couple are so close Ivy was a florist at the royal wedding in May, while Brian and John were page boys responsible for keeping the train of the bride as she walked down the aisle of St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle.

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