Jameela Jamil says she 'almost killed' herself because of Piers Morgan's 'relentless campaign of lies' against her

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Jameela Jamil called out Piers Morgan on Twitter. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images and Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA LA
  • Jameela Jamil said she "almost killed" herself a year ago because of Piers Morgan's comments.

  • The "Good Place" star took to Twitter to celebrate Morgan's exit from "Good Morning Britain."

  • Jamil and Morgan previously feuded after he shared DMs from late host Caroline Flack about her.

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Jameela Jamil said that Piers Morgan's "relentless campaign of lies and hatred" against her last year made her suicidal.

On Tuesday, the "Good Place" actress tweeted about her interactions with the former host of "Good Morning Britain."

"I almost killed myself a year ago because of Piers Morgan's relentless campaign of lies and hatred against me last February," Jamil wrote, adding that she was "glad" to still be alive today for numerous reasons.

Jamil tweeted that watching Morgan depart "Good Morning Britain" is "right up there."

"May we NEVER have to watch minorities have to go on mainstream news and have to *defend* their right to be treated with dignity and respect... ever again. All while being screamed over by this man," Jamil wrote in a subsequent tweet, along with a GIF of Morgan gesturing at the camera.

Representatives for Morgan didn't immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.

Jamil first called out Morgan in February 2020, after he shared DMs the late TV host Caroline Flack sent him about the "Good Place" star.

Flack, who died that same month, was apparently unhappy with the way Jamil was criticizing the host's show "The Surjury," which would feature contestants convincing a jury that plastic surgery would improve their lives.

But after Morgan shared Flack's DMs and implied Jamil was being hypocritical about online harassment, Jamil clarified that she was only criticizing the show - not Flack herself.

"I simply said I found the show 'surjury' (not her) problematic for kids to watch," Jamil reportedly tweeted in response. "Both times Caroline instigated debate with ME even though I was not targeting or blaming her at all. I always just politely explained my point."

She went on to condemn Morgan's handling of the situation.

"Using a dead woman who I was friends with, as a weapon to try to create further harassment for me as I've JUST explained publicly that last week I felt suicidal... is why he is this industry's most problematic," Jamil tweeted, according to E! News.

And in August, Jamil didn't hold back in her criticism of Morgan when he urged the Queen to "strip the Sussexes of their titles" after Meghan Markle urged Americans to vote in the 2020 presidential election (members of the British monarchy usually remain politically neutral).

Morgan has recently come under fire for his controversial comments about Markle - including that he didn't believe she was actually suicidal during her time as a senior member of the royal family.

When Morgan's "Good Morning Britain" cohost Alex Beresford accused Morgan on Tuesday of continuing to "trash" Markle, the embattled host stormed off set. Morgan later quit his job on "Good Morning Britain" after his bosses reportedly told him to apologize for his comments.

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