Meghan 'mortified' at being dragged into Jessica Mulroney's racist mess, may no longer be associated with her
The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is reportedly 'mortified' over her best friend Jessica Mulroney's threats to sue a black influencer.
Meghan is believed to be so shocked and upset that she can 'no longer be associated with her', her close friends revealed to Daily Mail. A close pal said, "Meghan is absolutely mortified that she's been dragged into this complete mess. She doesn't believe Jessica is racist, but the way she handled the situation (with the fashion influencer) was tone-deaf and heartbreaking."
In light of the incident, Mulroney has been fired from ABC's 'Good Morning America' and has seen her reality TV show being canceled. Mulroney had threatened to sue a black influencer Sasha Exeter after the two had got into an argument over racism on the social media platform, Instagram.
Meghan's friends also said, "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," Daily Mail reported.
Mulroney's racism scandal is a huge embarrassment to Meghan who has been a longtime racial equality activist. According to the insider, the source said that they 'wouldn't be surprised' if this marked the 'beginning of the end of their friendship'. The source also shared that Meghan could not publicly defend Mulroney in this situation or even help to save her crumbling career. "It's not like Meghan can just call up ABC and defend Jessica. There was a reason Meghan waited so long to make a statement. She wanted to get it right. She said she urged Jessica to do the same thing from the get-go."
Mulroney took to social media to apologize to Sasha and referring to her friendship with Meghan said, "I am unequivocally sorry for not doing that with you and for any hurt I've caused. As I told you privately, I have lived a very public and personal experience with my closest friend where race was front and center."
"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," she continued.
The scandal began when Sasha accused Mulroney of trying to threaten her livelihood after she shared a 12-minute-long video on Instagram, calling it the "Amy Cooper Experience," in reference to a woman in New York who called cops on a black man who was bird-watching. In the clip, Exeter also added, "For her to threaten me ― a single mom, a single black mom — during a racial pandemic blows my mind," Page Six revealed.
She said Mulroney "took offense" to a generic call to action and added, "Listen, I am by no means calling Jess a racist but what I will say is this, she is very well aware of her wealth, her perceived power and privilege because of the color of her skin. And that, my friends, gave her the momentary confidence to come for my livelihood in writing."
It was reported that Mulroney and Sasha were once 'acquaintances', started arguing and it escalated to Mulroney telling Sasha that she was going to contact companies that Sasha worked with. When Sasha made the message public, Mulroney apologized for the comment. Sasha claims she however then sent her a private message, threatening to sue her for libel.