Meghan Markle’s BFF Jessica Mulroney booted from ABC’s Good Morning America gig after ‘threat to sue black influencer’


MEGHAN Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney has been booted from ABC’s Good Morning America gig after “threatening to sue a black influencer.”

The 40-year-old stylist, became embroiled in a war of words this week with Sasha Exeter leading the mum-of-three to first publicly apologise and then allegedly make a legal “threat” in a private message.

Jessica Mulroney, pictured with pal Meghan, has threatened an Instagram star with a law suit, it has been claimed

Sasha Exeter called Jessica out for her perceived silence on the Black Lives Matter movement

Mulroney has since been fired from the ABC show.

A GMA spokeswoman told the Daily Mail: “As Jessica Mulroney said last night, she is stepping away from her professional engagements and that includes Good Morning America.

“She will no longer appear on our show.”

The Instagram row erupted when Sasha asked why Jessica “never” used her platform to promote Black Lives Matter despite being “very vocal” about other causes.

Toronto-based Sasha said she was surprised by the fashion stylist’s perceived silence on the issue considering her pal the Duchess of Sussex 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 – who became pals with Meghan while she was filming Suits in Toronto – has been fired from her job on bridal show ‘I Do, Redo’ with bosses at Canada’s CTV saying her comments clashed with their “commitment to diversity and equality.”


But the drama did not end there.

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.

The private message Jessica is alleged to have sent Sasha on Instagram appearing to threaten legal action

Jessica’s show has been pulled by CTV after the row with the black influencer

Sasha Exeter insisted she’s not backing down in her row with Mulroney

“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.”

Before the private message, Jessica had publicly apologised underneath Sasha’s post, stating she was “unequivocally sorry,” and that being Meghan’s pal had “deeply educated” her about race and white privilege.

Jessica wrote: “I am unequivocally sorry for not doing that with you, and for any hurt I caused.

“As I told you privately, I have lived a very public and personal experience with my closest friend where race was front and centre.

“It was deeply educational. I learned a lot from that.”I promise to continue to learn and listen on how I can use my privilege to elevate and support black voices.”

Jessica and Meghan met when the Duchess lived in Toronto while filming the TV show Suits

Yesterday, 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.

“Those of us with a platform must use it to speak out.”

This comes as the Black Lives Matter movement has swept the world calling for an end to police violence in light of the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died after a police officer in Minneapolis kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes.

The African American father was filmed telling cop Derek Chauvin “I can’t breathe” before passing away moments later in the back of a patrol car.

Video showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck

Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck shortly before his death
People visit a memorial honoring George Floyd in Houston, Texas where he grew up
People visit a memorial honoring George Floyd in Houston, Texas, where he grew up