How Meghan Markle kept silent when her best friend Jessica Mulroney was accused of ‘racist bullying’ despite the Duchess saying after George Floyd’s death that ‘the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing’
- Jessica Mulroney, Meghan Markle’s best friend, was embroiled in a racism row
- The Duchess remained silent despite saying the worst thing is to ‘say nothing’
- Mrs Mulroney apologised but lost TV presenting roles in Canada and the US
Meghan Markle remained silent when Canadian fashion stylist Jessica Mulroney was accused last year of ‘racist bullying’ and abusing her ‘white privilege’ to threaten the career of a black social media influencer.
Sasha Exeter alleged that Mrs Mulroney ‘took personal offence’ when she asked bloggers to use their platform to advance the Black Lives Matter movement and that private messages between the pair had left her ‘paralysed with fear’.
Jessica Mulroney (left with Meghan Markle) was accused last year of ‘racist bullying’
Mrs Mulroney apologised but lost TV presenting roles in Canada and the US.
She was also dropped by sponsors for breaching ‘diversity and equality’ standards.
Reports at the time claimed that Meghan was ‘mortified’ but she and Mrs Mulroney appear to have remained close.
In September, Mrs Mulroney wrote on Instagram that Meghan had ‘checked up on me every day’, adding: ‘I’m going to tell this once and for all. Meghan is family.’
The Duchess of Sussex kept quiet when her best friend became embroiled in a racism row – despite saying after the death of George Floyd ‘the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing
In another posting ahead of Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey last week, she praised the Duchess, who is godmother to her daughter.
‘I don’t know that anyone has ever had to deal with the pressure, the politics and the press like this woman,’ she wrote.
‘In the face of it all, I have never seen her waver from kindness, empathy and love.’