Piers Morgan blasts Twitter trolls for sharing photos of him and Ghislaine Maxwell

Jul 02, 2022
Twitter trolls are roasting Piers Morgan for images of him alongside convicted child sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell. Source: Twitter @DrHaroldNews

Outspoken British talk show host Piers Morgan has met quite a number of public figures in his time, but a series of resurfaced old photos showing him with disgraced celebrities have put the TV personality well and truly in the Twitter hot seat.

The former Good Morning Britain host went on to block Twitter accounts from uploading the snaps of him with known sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell as well as other disgraced public figures, including Harvey Weinstein.

Facing backlash for being photographed with convicted felons, Morgan has been asked to explain himself but has fired back saying he was not aware of these celebrities’ sex crimes during the time the photos were taken.

Morgan penned the following Tweet to his 7.9 million followers: “It’s been brought to my attention that I’ve been photographed with a number of famous people and am therefore guilty by mere association with them. I can only apologise for this gallery of shame.”

Alongside the sarcastic statement, Mogan shared photos of himself with respected figures including the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, and even the Queen.

However, the impressive curation of photos did little to sway Twitter users’ attention away from the fact that he had also been snapped with Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous right-hand woman.

While there is no suggestion that Morgan was involved with the abuse Epstein and Maxwell inflicted on their victims, it hasn’t stopped users from criticising him nonetheless.

As of Tuesday, June 28, Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for carrying out the years-long grooming scheme with Epstein.

Addressing the court, Maxwell said meeting Epstein was “the biggest regret of my life” and told the victims: “I hope my conviction and harsh incarceration brings you peace and finality.”

In addition to the 20 years in prison, Maxwell was also fined US$750,00 (AUD $1,089,431.25).

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