Meghan Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney has been fired from her TV and presented the gig just hours after she apologized for a “white privilege” row with a black social media influencer.
The shooting of Mulroney, 40, was confirmed in a tweet by CTV on Thursday night, saying that the latest measures by I Do, the Redo host, had been in conflict with their ‘commitment to diversity and equality’.
“Bell Media and CTV encourage our entire team including talent in the air to practice respect, inclusion and disclosure as we promise to work better and more openly to listen and reinforce black voices and not minimize them,” the statement began.
“Since recently erected by one of our hosts, Jessica Mulroney, is contrary to our commitment to diversity and equality, CTV has removed ̵
The announcement follows an emotional video posted by Toronto-based influencer Sasha Exeter on Wednesday, claiming that Mulroney had threatened her with an argument to “speak up” against racism that had left her “paralyzed in fear”.
Meghan Markles, 38, best friend Jessica Mulroney, 40, of Toronto, said the royal “closest friend” has “deeply educated” her about race – apologizing in a row with a black influencer about white privilege
Exeter said Mulroney had “violated a very generic call” posted online, prompting the two women to discuss the topics of white privilege and racism.
The influencer claims that the mother of three had sent her a series of objectionable messages that resulted in her saying, “I have also talked to companies and people about how you have treated me unfairly. You think your voice is important. It only means if you expresses it with kindness and without embarrassment to people who are simply trying to learn. Good luck. ‘
Exeter said the exchanges left her feeling “paralyzed in fear” and wondered what Mulroney said to her brand partners or potential brands she may want to work with.
In a comment posted on the video, Mulroney said she was “uniquely sorry” and added that Meghan Markle’s “closest friend” has “deeply educated” him about race.
“As I told you in private, I have lived a very public and personal experience with my closest friend where the breed was front and center. It was deeply educational,” Mulroney replied.
Jessica shared a photo behind the stage of herself wearing an elegant navy dress off the shoulders of the I Do wrap party, Ready
DailyMail.com has contacted Mulroney to comment, but no response was given at the time of publication.
She apologized to Exeter on Thursday, this time on her own Instagram page, insisting that the former athlete had “rightly urged me not to do enough when it comes to participating in the important and difficult conversation around race and injustice in our society.
“I took it personally and it was wrong. I know I have to do better,” she continued. “I want to say from my heart that every more of my apologies to Sasha over the past two weeks privately, and again both publicly and privately today is true.
“I was not going to compromise her livelihood in any way … because I’m sorry,” she said.
Mulroney’s reality show, I Do, Redo, premiered on CTV at the end of March and was also released internationally on Netflix.
The series followed Jessica as she helped couples move on from their disastrous weddings by giving them the news they have always dreamed of.
CTV has not yet returned a DailyMail.com request for comment on whether the show can continue without Mulroney’s commitment.
Mulroney also presents a fashion segment for ABC’s Good Morning America. The network has not yet confirmed to DailyMail.com whether it will take any disciplinary action against the 40-year-old.
Toronto-based influencer Sasha Exeter said she was left “paralyzed by fear” and “stayed up days and nights” worrying about what Jessica (right) “could say to my existing brand partners, potential work, potential support”
CTV has not yet returned a DailyMail.com request for comment on whether the show can continue without Mulroney’s involvement (photo: Mulroney’s Instagram post, noting that she loves her crew)
Sasha shared the long video online detailing her disagreement with Jessica, accusing the stylist of “threatening her livelihood”
In Exeter’s video, shared with her 58,000 Instagram followers on June 10, the influencer explained: “Very early on in this, I was very talkative about my peers having an online presence to talk, stand up and use their voice to help fight what’s going on with this brisk war. ‘
She said she had made an effort “not to call anyone out immediately”, but said that Mulroney, who “used to be an acquaintance,” “violated a very generic call.”
Exeter said Mulroney continued to “hit” her, saying that the “very problematic antiques” escalated until the stylist sent over what Exeter thought was “a threat in writing.”
Exeter said: “I don’t in any way call Jess a racist, but she is very aware of her wealth, her perceived power and privilege because of her complexion.
“And that my friends gave her the temporary confidence to come for my livelihood in writing. Textbook white privilege indeed. ‘
The influencer accused Mulroney of “never wanting to get up and use her voice in the first place” and “not understanding why she needed to.”
Exeter suggested that Mulroney felt “sharing that this really wasn’t a problem she wanted to share on her social channels”, used “apologies for being bullied by the public and the media” and “asserting that her show was more important to promote.”
She said she felt Mulroney continued to “threaten her livelihood” by suggesting that she contact the brands and companies with which Exeter worked on the disagreement.
In a comment on the post, Jessica said she was “unequivocally sorry” for what had happened and wrote that she had “lived a very public experience with my closest friend where the breed was front and center”
Mulroney posted another apology to Exeter Thursday, this time on his own Instagram page, insisting that the former athlete had “rightly urged me not to do enough when it comes to participating in the important and difficult conversation about race and injustice in our society
Exeter said: “I still shake at my attempt and the bravery she had.
“Not only is Mulroney very well aware of her white privilege, but just like her fellow Canadian Amy Cooper, she spit out this threat so easily …
“But I think what makes this situation really awful is the threat or the claim that she went on to talk to brands or companies that I potentially haven’t worked with or could possibly work with. It’s a threat. It’s a threat against my livelihood. ‘
“For her to threaten me? A single mother, a lonely black mother during a racial pandemic? Blows my mind, it’s absolutely incredible.”
Exeter went on to say that she felt Mulroney “realized she had screwed up big time” and “it resulted in a lot of back pedals”.
Meanwhile, the flu said: ‘In the midst of all this madness, I remained paralyzed with fear.
“I stayed up days and nights wondering what she could say to my existing brand partners, potential work, potential livelihood. What can this mean for my career?
“I talked to my parents, who were legally stressed and worried about how this would affect me if I stood up for myself.”
Details of the argument have emerged just a week after Jessica announced that she would take a break from social media
The influencer continued to claim that she had received a private message from Jessica suggesting that she bring charges against her
Hours after posting her first video about her argument with Jessica, Sasha claimed to have received additional messages “threatening a trial to try to keep you quiet”
Exeter said that “just remove is this ** must stop right now …. You cannot post that you are in solidarity while you are trying to silence someone via text.”
Mulroney went on to comment on the post apologizing for his behavior and wrote: ‘You’re right when you say this has to stop. As leaders, we must take care and cry out.
“I know we have different experiences. And that is something that I have to admit and understand, even during a hot argument.
“I am unequivocally sorry for not doing this to you and for all the injuries I caused.”
She added that she had had a “very public” experience with “her closest friend” where race was “front and center”, adding: “It was deeply educational. I learned a lot from it.
“I promise to continue to learn and listen to how I can use my privilege to raise and support black votes.”
But hours later, after making an apology, Exeter revealed that Mulroney had reported her privately online.
She shared a video on her Instagram stories, commenting: ‘Here’s what happens when you call out someone with privilege. They publicly make an apology or statement and privately, behind closed doors, they send you a threat to file a lawsuit against you.
The Canadian stylist has previously slammed the ‘racist bullies’ when she seemed to refer to the troll Meghan (seen in 2016)
‘I’m not sure what happens, because I thought I was very clear yesterday in my video yesterday that I will not be silent and that I will not keep silent.
“I will go ahead and do what I need to do to protect myself at this point. But I feel confident doing so, knowing that I have the truth. The unambiguous truth.
“I don’t know what’s worth it here. She uses her perceived power to try to threaten my livelihood or use her resources to try to keep me quiet, but whatever the case, it must stop.”
She shared some of her Instagram posts, one of which appeared to be from Mulroney and read: ‘Responsible suit [sic]. Good luck.’
Last week, Mulroney said she took a break from social media, after revealing that “someone in love with her told her to resist racism”.
Mulroney, who lives in Toronto with husband Ben Mulroney, 44, twins John and Brian, 9 and 7-year-old Ivy, took to Instagram to reveal that she “took a week off to educate herself”.
The Canadian stylist has previously slammed the ‘racist bullies’ when she seemed to refer to the trolling Meghan led.