JESSICA Mulroney’s parents have rallied round her as the star attempts to rebuild her career after she “threatened” a black Instagram influencer.
Meghan Markle’s best pal, 40, was fired from two lucrative TV jobs last week following her row with Sasha Exeter who accused Jessica of using her “wealth and privilege” to shut her up.
The high profile spat, in which the mum-of-three appeared to threaten Sasha with legal action in a private message after publicly apologizing, also reportedly left the Duchess of Sussex “mortified.”
It has been reported that Meghan feels she can “no longer be associated” with the Canadian stylist who she met while filming Suits in Toronto.
Pictures today show Jessica’s parents taking her kids out for a walk with the family dog in the city amid reports they are helping her through the ordeal
Jessica is hunkered down in her home and has yet to appear publicly following the row with Sasha.
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The spat erupted when Sasha asked why the fashion stylist “never” used her platform to promote Black Lives Matter despite being “very vocal” about other causes.
Toronto-based Sasha said she was surprised by Jessica’s perceived silence on the issue considering her pal Meghan is “arguably one of the most famous black women in the world.”
Jessica then responded by saying she “had spoken to companies” about the way the influencer had “unfairly” treated her – a remark which Sasha’s saw as a “threat” to her livelihood.
The 40-year-old was then fired from bridal show ‘I Do, Redo’ with bosses at Canada’s CTV saying her comments clashed with their “commitment to diversity and equality.”
Following a public apology from Jessica, Sasha has claimed the TV personality threatened her “behind closed doors” with a law suit.
She shared a screenshot of a private message from the stylist, which read: “Liable suit. Good luck,” misspelling the word libel.
In an instagram video, Sasha said: “Here is what happens when you call out somebody with privilege and wealth.
“They publicly make an apology and or a statement and privately, behind closed doors, they send you a threat of filing a law suit against you.”
Mum-of-one Sasha added: “I don’t know what’s worse here – her using her perceived power to try and threaten my livelihood or using her resources to basically shut me up.
“But what ever the case she’s not going to shut me up.”
Following her first apology, published under one of Sasha’s posts, Jessica released another apology on her own Instagram account.
The statement read: “As some of you may have seen @sashaexeter and I had a disagreement.
“She rightfully called me out for not doing enough when it came to engaging in the important and difficult conversation around race and injustice in our society.
“I took it personally and that was wrong. I know I need to do better.”
A source close to Meghan said she was left “mortified” by Jessica’s actions and feels she can “no longer be associated with her.”
They told the DailyMail.com: “She said Jessica is in no way a racist, but the way she handled the situation was tone-deaf and heartbreaking.
“Meghan said friends reflect friends and because of what’s at stake she can no longer be associated with Jessica, at least not in public.
“She has to do what she has to do in order to preserve her dignity and her own reputation.”
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