Piers Morgan has viciously lashed out at Meghan Markle following her court victory earlier today, branding her a "fork-tongued devious manipulative piece of work".
The Duchess of Sussex won her bombshell legal battle with the publisher of The Mail On Sunday over a letter to her estranged father.
She hailed it as a "victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right" in a powerful statement afterwards.
The Duchess had won her case earlier this year but the publisher brought an appeal arguing in a three-day hearing in November that the case should go to a full trial.
Throughout the privacy case there had been a number of bombshell moments, from the news that Meghan drafted the letter to her dad "knowing that it could be leaked" to claims that she and Harry did help the authors of Finding Freedom.
However, Piers has hit back at Meghan, mocking her for impersonating "some kind of latter-day Winston Churchill rallying a nation in wartime, rather than an unemployed actress fleecing her unelected marital royal status for gazillions from her California mansion".
In his column in the Mail, Piers refers to the claim that Meghan had called her father Thomas Markle "daddy" in the letter to pull on heartstrings if it were to be leaked.
Jason Knauf, who was communications secretary to Meghan and Harry until March 2019, said the duchess had indicated to him in August of the previous year that she recognised it was possible that her father would make the letter public.
Mr Knauf said in his written evidence: "She also asked a specific question regarding addressing Mr Markle as 'daddy' in the letter, saying 'given I've only ever called him daddy it may make sense to open as such (despite him being less than paternal), and in the unfortunate event that it leaked it would pull at the heartstrings'."
Piers says: "I regret to say that when I read that ruthlessly cynical little gem, my heart-strings remained resolutely unmoved but a small piece of repulsed intestinal fluid spat out of my mouth."
"As for twisting facts and profiting from lies and the pain they create, Meghan should know all about after her Oprah fib-athon which contained myriad demonstrable falsehoods designed to cause maximum damage to the Royal Family," he continues.
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"And this court case cemented her uncomfortable relationship with the truth thanks to an explosive bombshell that made a mockery of her repeated claim to have had no involvement in the biography 'Finding Freedom' about her and Harry."
He goes on to refer to Knauf's witness testimony leading to an apology from Meghan to the court.
"Oh pur-lease," Piers seethes. "This is right up there with Bill Clinton's 'I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky' on the Richter scale of rhetorical bulls***."
He continues that Meghan "can claim 'victory' all she likes after this court case, but all it really did was expose her real character to the world and the cold hard two-faced reality at the heart of Meghan and Harry's attitude to privacy".
Piers goes on to brutally snark at Harry and Meghan for co-operating with "drooling sycophants like that odious little weasel Omid Scobie, one of Finding Freedom's authors, but sue everyone else that dares to raise even a questionable eyebrow at their constant hypocrisy".
The former GMB presenter adds: "Thanks to this court case, we've now seen what the real Meghan looks like, fork tongue and all. It's not a pretty sight. "
However, his followers were not impressed, with one responding to the article: "Give a rest she won, well done Meghan."
While another commented: "Is this not bullying? It’s fine to not like her but this seems particularly nasty."
Yet one agreed, writing: "The Queen should strip them of their titles. Also if she sent a letter to her Father doesn't that become his property to do with what he wished or am I wrong."