Piers Morgan was accused of bullying in a letter from nearly 1,200 television industry employees.
The letter comes afterGood morning Great Britain The moderator targeted a former colleague of his, Adeel Amini, on Twitter.
In a February 18 tweet, Morgan wrote that he would “rather use a lobotomized aardvark” than go back to working with Amini. “You worked on it for exactly two months Life stories In 2010 and judging by your résumé it was the height of your television career, ”he said.
Morgan’s post followed one of Amini’s in which he said he would no longer work with Morgan after his experience Piers Morgan’s life stories as a researcher.
In a letter to ITV executives Carolyn McCall and Kevin Lygo, a collective of TV staff said they were “appalled” that Morgan was directing “targeted abuse” against a freelancer.
“As television freelancers, we feel obliged to speak out against bullying and harassment wherever we see it, including by screen personalities who are all too often badly reprimanded for unacceptable behavior and abusive behavior,” the letter said.
The 1,188 unnamed signatories include television freelancers, commissioners, executive producers, CEOs, and department heads.
Morgan tweeted that the letter was “beyond parody” claiming he was indeed the victim.
The independent one has approached Morgan and ITV for comment.
Read the full letter here.