I’ll take a wild guess that most of us have never been fired from multiple on-air TV hosting gigs after we got caught faking an apology for threatening to end the career of a Black woman. So I can’t say for sure how most people would handle such a situation, but one could assume there would be lots of self-reflection and learning and humility. Well, Jessica Mulroney, former television stylist and friend of Meghan Markle, has lived this exact situation. And if personal growth is a journey, it sounds like Jessica has spent most of her trip complaining to her driver that the AC isn’t cold enough. According to Lainey Gossip, Jessica has allegedly been handling the fallout of her social media shittiness by keeping a list of everyone who crossed her online.
Lainey Lui, of the aforementioned Lainey Gossip, is based out of Toronto and has a legitimate six-degrees style connection to Jessica. Actually, it’s really more like two degrees. Lainey appears as a senior correspondent on the entertainment talk show etalk, and has been co-hosting the show as a replacement for Danielle Graham, who has been on maternity leave since December. Lainey co-hosts with Ben Mulroney, who is Jessica’s husband. So Lainey kind of knows what’s going on behind the scenes a bit, and she’s here to tell you that Jessica is basically just as tone-deaf in real life as she appears on Instagram.
Lainey wrote a piece on the matter, and starts off by saying she’s been dragged into the situation, thanks to this picture from 2015. That’s Lainey third from the right, beside her on her right is Ben, beside him is Meghan Markle, and second from the left is Jessica.
So basically, the internet assumed that Lainey was pals with Jessica or Meghan or both, and wanted to know what she had to say about all of this. Lainey would like it to be known that she’s only met Meghan once, and only talked to her about dogs. She barely has contact with Jessica and estimates that the last time she saw her was at a TV industry party last year. She doesn’t hang out with Ben socially, they’re only work colleagues. And that’s where this situation is about to get a bit messy. Lainey comments that Ben is probably mad at her right now, and it’s definitely because Lainey didn’t hold back when dragging his wife.
Lainey isn’t mortified by the situation, like Jessica’s BFF Meghan allegedly is. She’s upset by how Jessica weaponized her white privilege against Canadian lifestyle influencer Sasha Exeter, like threatening to sue Sasha for “liable” and allegedly contacting brands to cry about how badly Sasha treated her. Lainey also points out that Jessica probably isn’t a racist, but more like an asshole who uses her wealth and privilege to step on people or punish them for speaking out against her. But that, in itself, is basically one of the load-bearing beams of systemic racism. Lainey also accused Jessica of shamelessly exploiting her friendship with Meghan Markle. Yeah, the radius around the etalk watercooler is about to get weird.
She adds that she thinks there’s a whole lot of people out there with their own Jessica Mulroney stories. And if those people go ahead and expose the hell out of Jessica, they should probably expect to find their names written on a list called PEOPLE I HATE BECUZ THEIR MEAN TO ME. According to Lainey, Jessica is obsessively taking notes on who isn’t on her side. Oh, and also she’s living in a bubble of angry rich lady delusion.
“Word on the street right now is that Jessica is still watching people’s Instagram stories, paying attention to what people are saying, and people are nervous that she’s taking names and making a list. It’s also been shared on the whisper network that she’s telling those who are continuing to engage with her privately that ‘there are two sides to every story,’ suggesting that she doesn’t feel she’s as in the wrong as she actually is.
I can tell you for sure that at least one email was sent out from the Mulroney camp to someone who ‘liked’ Sasha’s post that was mildly threatening. It was an email that sent a message and this is the way the message was received and internalised: you’re on watch, so you should think about whose side you’re on”
I know Jessica has a ton of time on her hands (you know, since she was dropped from EVERYTHING). But making a list of everyone who’s unimpressed with her feels like a lot of work. That’s a long list. Who doesn’t like Jessica Mulroney? The names of every spelling teacher alone could fill at least a dozen legal pads. She’d be smarter to make a list of anyone who will still accept her phone calls. Let’s see, we’ve got Meghan Markle…that’s probably it. And even then, that ice is pretty thin.