Piers Morgan says his son Spencer is doing well after receiving death threats on social media, and vows to continue reporting the online bullying to police.
The Good Morning Britain presenter was forced to contact police last week after being trolled with death threats on Twitter and Instagram.
His son Spencer was also subjected to abuse after Piers recently shared a photo of them together in London’s Holland Park.
Recounting his ordeal on Monday, Piers said on the ITV programme: ‘I called the police, they came round and took it very seriously. They’re investigating this. I also got in touch with Facebook and some top people there because they own Instagram.
‘I said, “Look, it’s unacceptable”, they’ve been co-operating as well.’
The 55-year-old then vowed: ‘I’m going to go through the process and see what happens because I want to know, can you find these people? They’ve had their account deleted. OK, but who are these people who think it’s acceptable to wish you a death threat on Instagram to my son.’
He added of Spencer: ‘My son’s fine, he’s been my son for a long time obviously so he’s used to the rough and tumble of public life vicariously through me. However, it’s just a line crossed and it’s got to stop.’
Susanna Reid supported her co-host’s campaign against social media bullying and said: ‘Can I say it’s important for you to make sure that process is fully exhausted, not just for you but also for people who don’t have your sort of influence because these things are happening to people without the same influence or access.’
Piers noted that it’s a criminal offence for someone to make a death threat on the street so it should also be considered a crime online.
The presenter then promised: ‘I’m going to do it for all the people getting these threats and have no recourse. I’m going to push through right to the end and I’m going to find out who did that threat and they’re going to be held to account.
‘That’s what I’m going to keep doing every time one of these morons thinks that’s OK.’
Delivering a menacing threat himself to the trolls, Piers finished by quoting Liam Neeson’s famous line from the Taken movies and stating: ‘I will find you, and I will…’ as Susanna promptly cut him off before he could finish the line.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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