Piers Morgan accused of 'bullying and harassment' in open letter to ITV

Piers Morgan’s alleged ‘targeted abuse’ towards a freelancer has sparked an open letter to ITV calling for the broadcaster to denounce bullying in all forms.

The broadcaster has also been asked to publicly announce the findings of its internal investigation into this matter.

More than 600 TV industry freelancers and figures, including three commissioning editors, four managing directors and one CEO have signed the letter, which comes after the Good Morning Britain presenter engaged in a Twitter spat with Adeel Amini, who said he would ‘very much say no’ to them working together again.

The message, which is addressed to ITV chiefs Carolyn McCall, Kevin Lygo and ITV, reads: ‘Like many within our industry, we have been appalled by the online conduct of Piers Morgan in directing targeted abuse towards a freelancer.

‘Morgan, with 7.7 million Twitter followers,’ they wrote, had ‘targeted and tagged a former staff-member in derogatory posts.

‘As freelancers working within television, we feel a responsibility to speak out against bullying and harassment wherever we see it, including from on screen personalities who are all too often poorly reprimanded for unacceptable behaviour and abusive conduct.’

Amini, then in a reference to the spat, urged people to ‘out all bullies’.

ITV is said to be discussing Piers’ conduct.

 Morgan tweeted that he would be discussing Amini’s, (whom he referred to as ‘abusive’), conduct with ITV.

Despite the uproar behind-the-scenes, Piers returned to present Good Morning Britain today after a two-week break over half-term.

Metro.co.uk has contacted ITV representatives.

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