Thomas Markle: ‘I’m in my senior years now — it’s time to look after Daddy’

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I basically first learned about Thomas Markle’s existence in the spring of 2018, in the weeks leading up to Meghan and Harry’s wedding. During all of the shenanigans with Thomas getting paid to stage photos, then faking a heart attack and then spending months selling interviews bashing his daughter, an image of Thomas Markle’s mental illness and his abusive tendencies began to form. For the most part, I’ve considered him a nasty old dirtbag who is highly suggestible, or a stone-cold sociopath who will just say whatever script is before him as long as he gets paid. But after reading these quotes from Ol’ Toxic Tom, I have to say… I’m profoundly and deeply disturbed by this man’s pathology. He is absolutely disgusting.

Meghan Markle’s dad has bragged about his plans to continue cashing in on her, saying “the royals owe me” — and telling his daughter, “It’s time to look after Daddy.” Thomas Markle, 75, admitted on an upcoming UK documentary that he is still making money off photos he staged with a paparazzo, even though they humiliated his daughter just days before her 2018 royal wedding — and that he lied to Prince Harry about his involvement.

“Absolutely. Those pictures will sell forever,” he told the doc, “Thomas Markle: My Story,” according to clips shared with the Mirror. Now the estranged dad — who has never met his royal grandson, Archie — has no qualms about demanding cash for interviews, including the one he was giving for the Channel 5 documentary, the report says.

“I’m going to defend myself and I’m going to be paid for it. I don’t care,” he told the Channel 5 documentary, the Mirror said. “At this point, they owe me. The royals owe me. Harry owes me, Meghan owes me. What I’ve been through I should be rewarded for.”

He said Meghan had always told him she would “take care of me” when he got older. “I’m in my senior years now — it’s time to look after Daddy,” he reportedly told the documentary team.

Still, Thomas felt like he was the victim when his daughter wrote him a letter about the pain his no-show caused her — one he later shared with the British paper the Daily Mail. He says he only did that after Meghan’s friends banded together to attack him in a separate story, according to the Mirror. “They dissed me, calling me a liar,” he said — in the same interview where he had just admitted lying. “Now it’s become an organized defamation of me,” he said. “So I felt I had to defend myself, so I published part of the letter.”

[From Page Six]

“At this point, they owe me. The royals owe me. Harry owes me, Meghan owes me… I’m in my senior years now — it’s time to look after Daddy.” I am so disgusted and horrified, I barely have words. I’m beyond arguing that the British reporters are giving Thomas Markle talking points. He actually really thinks this way. He really is this disgusting and abusive. And let Samantha or any of his other children “look after Daddy” you f–king psycho.

Screencaps courtesy of The Telegraph.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I saw the quotes on twitter last night and just…..he’s disgusting.

    At least he’s making it clear why Meghan doesn’t have a relationship with him.

    • Snazzy says:

      This guy is my mother. I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it.

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        My mother as well. I’m sorry you’re part of the club no one asked to be in.

      • Catrìona says:

        And my mother….

        As terrible as having a parent like this is, the problem is quite common. I can think of quite a few people who were tormented by a selfish, decitful parent or sibling.

        What shocks and angers me is the large number of relatives, friends, family friends, and neighbours, people who should know better and are in a position to know better, but who instead buy into the lies, and even spread them. What is wrong with these people ?

      • EMF999 says:

        My husband’s mother too. She actually said to him recently “I cannot believe you are putting your needs before mine”. (money was involved of course)

      • Onemoretime says:

        I’ll join the club, this is my mother as well. She has 4 children 3 sons and me the only daughter, whom she has absolutely done the lease for told me I owe her. I kindly told her I didn’t ask to be here nor selected you to be my mother & cut her off. After years of her living with me and my family and causing havoc in my life it was total and complete push out of my life and I have never been happier. I feel Meghans pain, you have to do what’s best for you. She doesn’t owe him anything, she has her own family to look after.

      • lolafalana says:

        I’m in this sad club too Snazzy. He is my mother too. A complete narcissist. And as a result, I haven’t spoken to either parent in 10 years, and I never will again (there is a terrible and messy story that justifies this, but that I won’t trouble you with). I will not be attending their funerals. Some things you just have to shut down – let go of and move on. You will get to a point where you don’t waste tears on her. I wish you a lot of strength and peace.

      • Caitrin says:

        My mom, too. Hugs, y’all.

      • Jerusha says:

        Sorry you all have toxic parents, Guys. I’m the same age as TM-75-and nobody, not my daughter, not my grandson, owes me anything. I take care of myself. My parents were the same-they never expected my three sisters or me to take care of them.

        The older I get, the more I realize how fortunate I was to be born into my particular family.

      • IMUCU says:

        This sounds like both my parents too…and they are only in their 50s and still want me to take care of them now.

      • Green Desert says:

        My husband’s mother too (not quite this bad, but I recognize her in a lot of this). We are currently trying to decide what to do about it. He’s not quite ready to cut her off completely, but we are going to severely limit contact and set up strict boundaries.

      • Meg says:

        Wow I’m not alone. A friend years ago recommended the book toxic parents and it was like someone followed my mother around and wrote down everything she said.
        Some think if they have kids their kid is obligated to out up with however they treat them, which is why some of these toxic peit have kids. Bad relationships people leave but they think kids would have to stay no matter what. My dad never keeps in touch, not for over a decade. But he complained when I called him that it wasn’t often enough. I told him how hypocritical that was and he just ignored me he didn’t want a relationship, he saw me as ‘what I’m entitled to from her.’
        One of our last fights before I went no contact i told my mother trust is earned and she laughed at me and said ‘I’m your mother, I don’t have to do any of that.’ they think they’re entitled

      • Christina says:

        Snazzy and all of you with toxic parents, I can relate and wish you the best. Your tears are setting you free. It’s not you fault.

        Processing narcissists through a life is hard work that no one deserves. Abuse is abuse.

      • Renee says:

        @ Snazzy, I’m with you. My mother has repeated the same mantra for years “the bible says honory your mother. You should take care of me.” Blah blah blah. Her needs or wants always come first. She is a narcissist who loves to play the martyr. I feel all of your pain.

      • Cate says:

        So sorry for all of you. My dad is not quite as vile as TM but has a similar sense of entitlement. His shit attitude and behavior nearly broke up my marriage and he did not care one whit about the damage he was doing (and he KNEW he was doing damage). We don’t really talk anymore. My mom defends him and says I need to forgive so I don’t have much to do with her either. I can forgive but that doesn’t mean I’m obliged to put myself back in their toxic soup again!

      • Sass says:

        Snazzy et al my mother in law is like this. My mom used to be and still can be but overall got her head out her a.

        My mil doesn’t call her kids on their birthdays. They are expected to call her to thank her for giving them life. She calls them “labor days.” The first time my husband went to call her and explained it I said without thinking “what? That’s messed up. It’s your birthday. She should be calling you.” And he said “whoa. You’re right.” And put the phone down and didn’t call her.

        That’s just one example but she has never once called him even when we were on speaking terms with her. She thinks everyone owes her everything even if she’s done nothing. It’s gross. Even my parents who are both bat sh-t crazy and hate each other manage to call me on my birthday, and show up and not fight at combined family gatherings.

      • Sophie says:

        @snazzy sending you a big virtual hug. My parents are like him, too. 1.5 years of no context and they still try to hurt me in any way they can. They’ve said and done a lot of cruel things, but the one that makes me chuckle is when they told me I was not entitled to my own feelings and needs. My mother also tried to send me a nasty message on my birthday to ruin my day – but she got the date wrong. And I’m her only child.
        Have you read The Adult Child of Emotionally Immature Parents? I’ve been in therapy and processed a lot of what I’ve been through, but that book was still really illuminating and helped me connect the dots on a lot of dysfunction I lived through. I am definitely a little kinder to myself after reading it. Highly recommend!

      • a reader says:

        Snazzy I feel you and am sending you a virtual hug. Thomas Markle is my father in a nutshell. They’re both toxic, manipulative narcissists. Truly I see so much for my father in Thomas Markle. He’s trash and I applaud Meghan for removing him from her life.

      • Kezia says:

        Same! Except my father or ‘father’ if you could call him that, very triggering story. Very.

      • Gia says:

        I have a father like this too. There’s a great resource online, it’s a subreddit called r/RaisedByNarcissists over on Reddit, great place to vent, seek and give advice, and get support from others. It’s helped me get over so many things and move on from things and understand so much more. Also it helped me go no contact with my father which has immensely helped me mentally, emotionally, and psychologically!

      • Alice says:

        Same but I don’t get tears. My anger is still directed at the society and the readiness of people to believe abusive mothers rather than the children and declare that “mom always knows best” and all similar crap I had to live with while she was destroying my self confidence and abused me. Yes, thankfully the majority of mothers are true mothers but there are exceptions and kids should be protected. Meghan is lucky she had a way out, she had her mom and she should never look back. He doesn’t deserve her.

      • Missskirrtin says:

        Yep. Same here. Its hard.

    • Nahema says:

      This guy isn’t all that unusual. I’ve met so many parents, particularly fathers who firmly believe that their children owe them for whatever during their childhoods. They believe that they should be repaid and looked after. In fact in some cultures, it’s the norm.

      • Eleonor says:

        Me a-hole rage monster father who verbally abused and terrified me, my sister and my mother for years is like this.
        You owe me.
        And still doesn’t get WHY I cut him out of my life. Only few people really understand why.

      • lemonylips says:

        it is expected in some countries, yes. I remember having to tell my dad I would graduate something else instead of what he was hoping for. He used those precise words: you owe me. I was lucky in being able to have a conversation with him telling him that I do not owe him anything. That I was greateful for everything that he had done for me but that was because he wanted to be the best parent. At that moment it hit him just how much he was damaged by his mother and her constantly wanting him to be something and he obeyed. I never felt so sad for him, and I think he never felt more proud of me than that day when I graduated what I wanted.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah Markle isn’t talking about a cultural norm here.

      • Christina says:

        Yes, it is expected in many cultures regardless of financial circumstances. If you are lucky, the generations In one home get along well. If you have toxic family members, it can be awful. Financial circumstances really effect it, too.

        I always knew that I’d have to take care of my mother in her old age. She’s a fun loving person, and she has been loving to me, but she is extremely selfish. She’s been to jail twice, once when I was very young and once when I was in college. I had to drop out. I was homeless, but refused to steal. I considered prostitution because my police officer boyfriend hit me, and I had to stay with him because I had no place to go. I eventually graduated and I’m financially stable now. She has a toxic husband. He recently started harassing me and abusing her, so now she is here. Mom didn’t want to come to my house because Years of therapy has made me intolerant of abuse (I went to therapy because of my abusive ex), so she went to my sister. She emptied my mom’s bank accounts, And my brother in law kicked her out because she argued with them about it, so now she is here. She refuses to press charges against them.

      • Carrie says:

        No. Parents should do the best they can for their children, and their children do the best for their children in turn and so on and so forth. Children “owe” their parents nothing.

    • Kelly says:

      He’s pathetic and so dim. He’s not smart enough to to realize that if he had kept his mouth shut, showed up to the wedding, and supported his daughter by not giving gross interviews every day, she probably would be taking care of him. Instead he’s shortsighted and greedy enough to want the immediate payday.

      • Christina says:

        He is toxic: he has expectations of her because she is the one in the family who has money now. Her entire family is angry that Doria taught her not to accept abuse. Meghan reminds me of my daughter in that way. Her dad was abusive to us, and his family didn’t believe it until he no longer had access to her by her own choice. They feel entitled to her.

        Narcissists enmesh themselves with their progeny. Thomas feels he owns her because she is his progeny. His behavior is toxic, but that doesn’t matter to a narcissist. They double-down when you pull away for your mental health, when you protect yourself. Her destruction matters less than his sense of self. And he is probably living a lot more comfortably selling access as her biological father to the media, so he has no incentive to stop. If she granted him a visit, flew to Mexico to see him, he would just do it all over again and brag that she owes him even more.

        And the British media must sell their stories to the racists. His whiteness, I believe, has a lot to do with their slant, and they hate that Harry wanted to leave and not live Diana’s life. Camila can suck it. I hate her and Prince Charles.

    • sparker says:

      My mom’s worse than this, that’s all I came here to say. I’ve already mourned for her and she’s still alive.

  2. bekindbekindbekind says:

    This man has no decency or shame.

    It speaks volumes as to the great person Doria Ragland must be.

    • Originaltessa says:

      Does it?

      • Ali says:

        It does

      • Originaltessa says:

        Thomas is pond scum. Doria was married to him. And not selling your kids out should be the default for any parent. I do think Doria seems like a loving mother and overall good person who works hard and keeps to herself. But using the logic that she is that, because Thomas, her ex, is a rat? Yeah that makes no sense, sorry.

      • Bookie says:

        Yes. It does.

      • GuestWho says:

        What makes it obvious that Doria is a great parent is the way Meghan turned out. Because she taught her daughter that service to others is important. Because she gave her daughter the fortitude to walk away from toxic people when they mean you harm. Yes, she married this monster when she was 23 years old and didn’t stay with him for a terribly long time. People like this lull you into thinking they are human. All in all it appears Doria figured him out fairly quickly and got away.

      • Originaltessa says:

        Guestwho, yes, that’s all I’m thinking here. Like the fact that Thomas is a piece of crap doesn’t mean that Doria is not. A lot of people have two terrible parents. I think Doria not selling Meghan out is the bare minimum a parent can do. But, I think Meghan being the confident, caring, smart and savvy woman she is speaks more for Doria as a parent. Thomas can eat rocks.

      • That must be some glass house you live in OriginalTessa. Everyone can make a mistake especially when they are young. Doria married him young. She divorced him young. She grew. You sound like you have never made a bad choice in your life. Never grown from that bad choice and made a positive change in your life. Good for you, but try to find some compassion for the billions of the rest of us humans who try, fail, get up, get stronger, and live a better life.

        On another note re Thomas Markle: I can’t even watch the clips of him as I get flash’s to a brief (thank God) time in my life when I got tangled up with a manipulative, malignant narcissist. I just can’t watch or listen to this sick man. However, in other quotes that have been released he indicates that he probably will never see Archie and he hopes Meghan will make up with him. As I’ve said before, I think Thomas Markle can take the probably and the hope out of those statements. What mentally healthy woman would let this man back into her life or allow him anywhere near her child. As I’ve said, I think there is a special level in hell for parents like him.

      • Originaltessa says:

        Huh? Not at all what I said or meant, but sure, go off.

      • Erinn says:

        If she was still with him, I think it’d be a more or less fair comment. But clearly the woman wants nothing to do with that mess. She’s also been incredibly quiet and respectful. She’s handled all of this with much more grace than a lot of us could muster. Between the way Meghan cares deeply about others, and the fact that she’s maintained anonymity when she could have cashed in on SO many things… even just by going toe to toe with Tom in the press. But she’s done what is best for her daughter – she’s made sure to not add any more unnecessary stress to her life.

      • kerwood says:

        Yes it does.

        There’s no doubt that at one point in her life, Doria was a tragically bad judge of character. But she was smart and courageous enough to grab her daughter and escape that monster, when it realized what he was. The woman her daughter is today is a testament to how good a person Doria is.

      • Green Desert says:

        Narcissists can be incredibly likable, charismatic, and charming when they want to be. It’s possible Tommy turned that on and that’s what Doria saw. She was very young when she met and married him. She didn’t stay with him long. I don’t think she can be judged for being with him. Many people have dated or even married someone who turned out to be a turd.

        I remember Meghan and Harry’s first interview together, right after they announced their engagement. They talked about Meghan’s mom in a positive way, and Harry very excitedly said something like “her mom’s awesome.”

      • mercury says:

        Yes, it speaks very well to Daria’s own class and integrity. Surprised that you dont see this

      • Originaltessa says:

        I do see it. People are obviously just going to ignore completely what I actually said and read into it what they want, so yeah…

      • Green Desert says:

        @Originaltessa, I see and get what you’re saying through your subsequent explanations. But your first comment was simply “Does it?” You can probably see why people jumped on that.

    • Ali says:

      @BEKINDBEKINDBEKIND I really feel bad for Meghan and Doria plus Harry. What a terrible man to be related to.

    • Mac says:

      What a selfish, selfish man. I can’t imagine why anyone would make a documentary about someone so despicable.

    • Jane Does says:

      I’m with you. Raising a healthy person when your ex is a malignant narcissist who counter-parents (tries to sabotage your efforts) is extremely tough. In this type of situation it’s easier to deal with a narc that abandons your kid, at least then you can instill good values without being undermined.

      • Christina says:

        Absolutely, Jane Doe. You want them to abandon you and target someone else because that’s the only way the narcissist will stop targeting you, but you don’t want to wish that on anybody.

        Thomas has the fans that he’s always wanted now. Unlimited narcissistic supply until the press starts to die down. As long as the Daily Mail can sell the dirt, he has worshipers.

  3. Anna says:

    He has released childhood pictures of Meghan to the DM – that so horrible!

    • Catrìona says:

      Now he has released home movies of Meghan to Channel 5. Disgusting man.

    • Guest2.0 says:

      It’s interesting that the British media is using Thomas Markle in this way to further hurt and embarrass the Sussexes. They’ve driven them out and across the ocean, but that doesn’t seem to be enough. The media needs an additional pound of flesh from H&M. It’s as if they want to draw attention away from how toxic the Royal Family is, and refocus attention on how toxic Meghan’s family is.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The media will NEVER let go of Harry & Meghan because they generate revenue producing clicks. No matter what the Sussexes do it will NEVER stop.

      • MsIam says:

        Well then @ Bay they will rise above it. Just because the media wants to throw bricks doesn’t mean the Sussexes have to stand there and take it. You can’t live your life always seeking others approval, especially the media because it is fickle.

    • Lady2Lazy says:

      There are also about 4 articles about him and apparently there was a documentary he was featured in? He can play the victim all he wants, but if you look at the relationships he has with his other children, they are non existent and he hasn’t met his other grandchildren that are well into their 20’s. The fact that he is declaring that Meghan and the RF OWE HIM is completely ridiculous and disgusting. The Markle side is absolute trash, also Samanthas kids have zero contact with her tells you all you need to know. Thomas has no desire to repair the damage that he has caused because he doesn’t care about her, or Archie and Harry. He is purely in it for himself!

  4. Gil says:

    Jesus, the evil is real.

  5. Digital Unicorn says:

    The tabloids have him over the cliff edge and I see he is still spouting the same lies. He’s still going on about selling FB shares to pay for her first wedding when it’s public record that FBs public IPO didn’t happen until several month so AFTER that wedding. So he wouldn’t have had any shareable to sell unless he was one of the few mega rich private investors.

    He won’t go to court. He’s full of hot air and will pull out at the last min faking another heart attack. When that happens the UK tabloids will turn on him and they will bury him. They know he’s been lying all along.

    And yes it’s always been about the Monday, status and attention. He’s been denied all 3 and is attacking because he’s bully who is trying to bully everyone into giving him what he thinks he’s entitled to.

    • Emily says:

      Even if he had sold stocks to pay for her wedding, that was his choice. He treats familial relationships like transactions and keeps a scorecard. That isn’t generosity or love. Telling that story only makes him look bad, not her.

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        Yup, the ones that keep scorecards have no true love for those around them. It is a system of manipulation and narcissistic personalities.

  6. Cidy says:

    Oh my god this man is disgusting. My heart breaks for Meg being surrounded by all these toxic people. People who are supposed to be her family. Shes such a beautiful human being and doesn’t deserve this treatment.

    My hope is that both her and Harry seek both legal counsel and therapy to rid themselves of all these toxic people.

  7. helonearth says:

    Your children owe you nothing.

    Is he asking his other children for a pay out? No, just the one in the middle of a media frenzy.

    He is the only one responsible for his current financial standing.

    • Cassandra says:

      Reap what you sow. If you develop a healthy relationship with your children, they’ll most likely assist you in your old age. But it’s certainly not an obligation.

      • CROWHOOD says:

        Exactly. I hope That I have The ability to assist my parents when they need it down the road because they deserve it. Not because they are my parents but because they were the best parents. Involved, dedicated, funny, self sacrificing. Also, they have no expectation of it. So nobody to blame but your own narcissistic ass, Tommy.

    • Swack says:

      He chose the one with money and keep him (in)famous!

    • Sofia says:

      Thing is: if he had kept quiet and not opened his mouth and instructed his kids to do the same, Meghan would have probably thought about supporting him.

      But nah his greed got to him. Had all those pictures yet 16k is the best he got for them. Hope he invests because he’s never going to get any more for it

  8. JLCook says:

    I think he is a disgusting human being. All Meghan & Harry asked him to do was not talk to the press or the tabloids. Since the moment the engagement was announced he has never stopped talking. He continues to sell his daughter out for money. Why? Because of his fragile little ego. The Royal family has said nothing, Meghan & Harry has said nothing since the wedding. He states that he needs to defend himself. Against what? No one forced you to give interviews. No one forced you to behave they way you have done. No one forced you to throw your daughter under the bus. If the press perceives you in a negative way, you only have yourself & your other daughter to blame. If he were my father and he betrayed me like this, I would never speak to him a again. I say good riddance. He will die a lonely old man and that is all on him.

  9. Emily says:

    Didn’t he deny staging those photos? I guess he’s admitting it now. He’s gross.

  10. Belli says:

    I can’t believe there are people who have sympathy for him after seeing that and think Meghan should make amends. Every time he opens his mouth he gets worse. Good for her for cutting contact.

  11. LadyLou says:

    Creepy, manipulating, toxic, gross, trashy, cheap, deadbeat.. just some of the words that came to mind when reading his comments. When is it enough?

    • kelleybelle says:

      He’s an abusive steaming pile of garbage who needs to take a long walk off a short pier. It’d be merciful.

  12. Darkladi says:


  13. STRIPE says:

    “You will never get the truth out of a narcissist. You will only get a version of events where they are portrayed as a hero or a victim”

    It’s as true for our president as it is for TM.

    • Ohpioneer says:

      @stripe those words are so very true. Having foolishly gotten involved with someone who turned out to be a raging narcissist I have lived that scenario. My best advice to Meghan is to run, fast and far, and don’t look back. Sadly there will always be deluded people who actually believe the lies this creep is spouting.

  14. minx says:

    I have no words.

  15. Annie says:

    He is vile. But as someone wisely said on Twitter: We should all stop giving him the attention he so desperately craves. He is harassing and abusing his daughter, and by writing stories about him we are also amplifying the abuse.

    How Meghan has survived this nightmare I will never know, but I really hope she has some good people around her that shield and protect her from the hate her father and half-sister are spewing. Hopefully Harry and Doria help her keep her sanity in all of this. I can’t imagine what I would do if this was my dad.

  16. OH NO says:

    Just like the RRs, everything they had on Meghan has already been thrown in her face. There are no more stones to throw and these mfers are really out here showing their arses because they know it.

    Richard Palmer, that waste of a birth canal journey, only got a 100 or so likes when tweeting about thee other royals and started talking about the Sussexes just to get more likes.

    The real tragedy here is that this man has basically told his other grandchildren, ‘you have no monetary value, so I’m not wasting time on you.’

  17. Sofia says:

    Can’t believe there are people who say Charles shouldn’t support his son and yet in the same breath say that Meghan should pay her dad

  18. S808 says:

    my heart aches for Meghan. To have a parent betray you like this in such a public manner had to be traumatizing. Children do not owe you for being a decent parent. I can’t wait for the day Meghan is free of this man forever.

  19. HK9 says:

    Shame on him and the tabloids that print his nonsense.

  20. Anilehcim says:

    I’m so disgusted by Thomas and Meghan’s sister. They’re awful. Really hoping karma comes HARD for them both. It’s so obvious that they’re consumed by jealousy. I wish the media would stop wasting their time speaking to these trash bags; this is only further proof that M&H were right to break away–the media only drags up Meghan’s father and sister because its scandalous and hurtful.

  21. Ohpioneer says:

    This ass is so disgusting in so many levels. He just makes me want to vomit. I can hardly imagine how his daughter feels. Ugh.

    • Buns says:

      My father and I were never that close. He was an alcoholic and could be both emotionally and physically abusive but never on his worst day would he behave like Thomas Markle has or say his kids ‘owed’ him.

  22. True words spoken!

  23. AnnaKist says:

    Jog on, moron. He is a despicable, vindictive loser. To quote Ivanka Trump’s ex- (still?) boyfriend, “[Thomas and Samantha Markle] are pieces of scum.” He said it all in three little words: “I don’t care.” And that’s why Meghan and Harry don’t care. He was another method of attack the press used against Meghan, and no one, except her husband, lifted a finger to help her. The only good thing is that he doesn’t look well enough to be around for too much longer. Meanwhile, Meghan and Harry can smile, hold their heads up and forge a new, happy life for themselves.

  24. Allie says:

    Why do you keep posting about about this toxic POS? He needs to be ignored.

  25. Maria says:

    He is a monster.

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      I think calling him a monster is giving him too much credit. Monsters are scary. This man is small and pathetic. There is nothing he can do to H&M – they’ve removed him from their lives. He’s an impotent loser full of self-pity.

  26. paranormalgirl says:

    Holy crap this man. I don’t even think I would take him on as a patient. He has no interest in working through his issues, just compounding them.

  27. janey says:

    pernicious self-absorbed waste of a human.

  28. Jane Does says:

    I hope that Megan can find a way to shut her father down. The relentless attacks on her and her family are unbelievable. Scary to watch, makes me wonder if I’ll ever be able to successfully sever the connection to the narc in my ordinary life, I assumed $$$ would make all the difference. Doesn’t seem like having financial and legal resources is making it better for her….? I really thought high end lawyers could shut it down.

    • Feeshalori says:

      He’s a vile vat of verbal vomit. He’s wallowing in his own filth and not owed the ground he walks on. I feel so sorry for Meghan, she is the source of his abusive entertainment in his fading years. Meghan is his perverse hobby and that is just so horrifying.

    • Swack says:

      She’s between a rock and a hard place. If she goes after him that just fuels his narrative that they are so mean and are constantly attacking him. If she doesn’t he finds ways to bash her and Harry.

      • Sass says:

        @swack I think at first she felt trapped but has since decided “f-ck it. This is how he’s gonna be, so I’m just gonna tell my lawyers to keep track of him and anytime he says anything to file a suit and not even trouble me with it, just let me know when I win.” Because she has the means to do that, and if she has the means she SHOULD do it.

    • Emmitt says:

      No amount of money or attention would ever be enough for someone like that. They would want more and more and more. If Meghan called him, he’d want to know why she didn’t visit. If she visited, he’d complain she didn’t invite him to her house. If she invited him to her house, he’d complain she didn’t also invite the Queen. If she invited the Queen, he’d complain he wasn’t given his proper respect. He’s admitted Meghan has given him thousands of dollars, but it’s still not enough for him. It will never be enough, because he will continue to harass Meghan as long as she puts Harry and Archie before him.

      If Harry dumped and divorced Meghan today, went back to Britain and got the Queen to strong-arm custody of Archie away from Meghan, Thomas Markle would not care to get in contact with Meghan ever again. He would smirk, set up another interview saying “I told you so,” and bite into his KFC. He’d figure “that’s what she gets”. You wouldn’t hear of him begging Harry to see Archie, either.

  29. lemonylips says:

    what kind of brutal being is this man? with this pathetic victim voice. i only now realize who toxic people are – his face should be in an encyclopedia under the term toxic person. he calls them embarrassing yet is not able to look at himself. i’m for boycotting everything he ever says. that’s the only reason why i came to comment. I know it makes no sense to comment and call to stopping it but is there any way we can just ignore him? 

  30. Jen says:

    He’s disgusting. You want to be taken care of? Don’t betray your daughter!

  31. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    He reminds me so much of my own mother. What a vile human being.

  32. Lala11_7 says:

    Well…he’s FINALLY shown his pimp hand….

  33. Jessica says:

    The people who profess to feel sorry for him know damn well that he’s a scumbag. They just hate Meghan more, so they’ll continue to act like she owes this man something after he’s repeatedly humiliated her. He’s just a stick to beat her with.

    Note to parents: Your children owe you nothing, especially if you weren’t a good parent to begin with. They do not owe it to you to pay your bills, they do not owe it to you to “pay you back” for raising them, they do not owe their lives and futures to you. If you have the good fortune to have a child or children who are in good financial circumstances and who are able to help you out when you’re sick or as you age, appreciate it and don’t act like it’s something you’re entitled to. We all make our own financial choices when we enter adulthood, and you don’t have the right to make poor choices on the expectation that your better-off kids will clean up the mess for you. This man had a good career and a tidy income for quite awhile. He was never living hand to mouth.

    I get that people fall on hard times and sometimes need help from family. I am not stingy and I certainly understand that. Helping out when you can when the need arises is not the same thing as giving handouts to every entitled relative (parent or otherwise) who feels they’re owed a piece of your pie. This is pure greed, period. Meghan probably would have no problem helping to take care of him if he treated her with any decency, didn’t betray her on a grand scale and didn’t act like he was OWED something just because his daughter married into the Royal Family. He has never shown a shred of empathy or sympathy for her predicament and he’s colluded with the same gutter press who’ve hounded and smeared her from the beginning. He made the choice to be supported financially by the gutter press rather than have a relationship with (and quite possibly a helping hand from) Meghan. He has to live with that.

    He can try his luck leeching off his other children, but it seems like he’s only interested in getting his pound of flesh from the one child of his who managed to rise above her circumstances and make a respectable life for herself.

    • Hoot says:

      Amen. Well said.

    • I think he still has a very tidy income. He’s just greedy as F*** like that nasty HALF-sister, Samantha, that used to refer to Meghan’s mother as the maid when Doria was married to him. Boy that wormy apple Samantha did not fall far from the rotten tree of Thomas did she? Two peas in a pod. She hasn’t seen her half-sister in what – a decade – and yet she knows exactly what Meghan is now thinking and who Meghan now is. The interviews with these two are not journalism. It is putting an open microphone in a nut house and rolling film. Everyone involved in allowing these two print or air time should hope to God the worst of their own lives is never used to whip them in a public forum. It’s like these people won’t be satisfied until they get a public lynching or burn Meghan on a pyre. It has become a modern day witch hunt. They are trying to throw Meghan into a cesspool of their making: If she floats she’s a witch. If she drowns, well — drag knuckles and move on to the next victim.

      • MsIam says:

        He should have plenty of money. He gets Social Security and if he was a member of one of the entertainment guilds then he gets a pension too. He lives in Mexico which has a lower cost of living. You’re right he is just greedy, it’s not like he has no money and is out there panhandling. On another note, I wonder if he is declaring all of that money on his income taxes? Unless he renounced his US citizenship, he better be declaring and paying taxes on all of that income. Same with Scammy, plus her disability benefits are at risk if she makes over a certain amount. Wouldn’t it be rich if the IRS came calling based on this interview? We can only hope!!

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:


  34. Guest2.0 says:

    Thomas and Samantha are such vile human beings. I pray Meghan and Harry stay strong in the face of such unrelenting toxicity from all sides.

    • MsIam says:

      Don’t forget Lil Bro Tommy, he’s right in there too. I don’t think a scriptwriter could come up with a more evil family if they tried. I hope there are no dead bodies buried in the backyard. But, and please don’t come for me, is he any worse than the royals and how they have treated some of their family members? They just try and hush it up in the press but there seems to be plenty of manipulation and narcissistic behavior from them too. Looks like plenty of toxicity on both sides of the family.

      • GuestWho says:

        I think you’re right – the royal family is only different in that they are quieter about their manipulation.

  35. Suki66 says:

    He sounds drunk in the clip…slurring his words. Substance abuse would explain a lot of his behavior.

    • Mary says:

      I think he and Samantha freaked out when Sharon Osbourne called him a drunk because she hit too close to home. I am also wondering if there are allusions to drinking and his drug use in the portions of the letter that were not published. Tom said he will not release those, “hurtful,” portions of the letter but if Meghan is suing, in part, because Tom only released those portions of the letter favorable to him then the rest of the letter is going to come out. When he realizes this, he may not be so eager to testify.

  36. GuestWho says:

    Best comment I read about this on twitter regarded his saying Meghan wouldn’t see him until he was lowered into the ground:

    “LOL, she’s not going to your funeral!”

    • I thought the same thing when I read that quote. A perfect diagnostic sentence that he truly is a narcissist is that he still envisions her attending his funeral.

    • Originaltessa says:

      It’s the classic “She’ll be sorry when I’m dead,” narcissistic crap. She’ll be relieved when he’s dead. I feel so awful for Harry and Meghan. He people that are suppose to protect them and the people they are supposed to trust, just continually let them down.

  37. Rogue says:

    He is one disturbed individual. The guy behind the documentary was interviewed on BBC & said that Thomas both loves& hates/is enraged by his daughter. That Meghan is most loving relationship Thomas has known& he can’t cope without her. That these attacks are his way of connecting with her.

    Was real abuser excusing logic which was disgusting. And confirms Thomas has an unhealthy obsession with Meghan. Wouldn’t watch the doc but heard he said he was better looking than Harry. Why is he comparing himself with his daughter’s husband? Sick

  38. Mel says:

    Narcissism at its finest! What a horrible man. The fact that he keeps being given a platform to speak is disgusting. Why do so many people think it’s ok to put with toxic people in their life just because they’re family? Kids owe their parents nothing, all those comments in the English newspapers where people agree with him just make me realize how many broken people there are in this world that think his behavior is okay. People have a right to Walk away from a toxic environment. I hope karma comes for him hard!

  39. Chrissyms says:

    All I can say is this is so unfortunate. It is too bad things are going this way. So sad

  40. MellyMel says:

    Man, fcuk him! He’s such a trash human! And what’s really sad is there’s so many parents out there that are just like him, it’s absolutely horrible. Thank god for Doria!

  41. Chrissyms says:

    My parents had a lot of mental health and marriage issues when I was growing up . It made for a chaotic upbringing that left some wounds. I am still close with my mom and dad and for all their faults I know that my well being is at the top of their lists and they don’t even want us to by them Christmas gifts! They would never do this to me publicly or privately they would never try to shake me down for money. It’s disgusting.

  42. ChillyWilly says:

    Poor Meghan. This man is a manipulative, abusive SOB. My bio father AND step father suck too so I can relate. Luckily my mom is amazing like Doria appears to be.

  43. Rianic says:

    My mother in law. She actually got mad because my husband came home at lunch one day to bring me the meds to treat an asthma flare up when she has left him a message to call her.

    • Coco says:

      My ex mother in law. Mad that my exhusband spent the day with me on Mother’s Day when I was in the hospital after having our baby 2 days before. Asked the day before why he was not coming out for Mother’s Day brunch.

  44. kerwood says:

    This man (I find it difficult to call him ‘man’ because he seems to be barely human) is beyond loathsome. But you can’t blame a rabid dog for being a rabid dog. What’s even more loathsome are the people who are encouraging and paying him to publicly abuse his own child.

    The rage that so many people STILL feel towards the Duchess of Sussex really is beyond belief. I truly believe that they won’t be happy until they see her bleeding and dying on the side of the road. This is racism and pathology taken to a pathological level. What kind of world do we live in?

  45. Andrea says:

    Is he slurring his words?

  46. Mich says:

    Another completely despicable thing he said: “Responding to Harry’s emotional attack on the media when he announced the legal action regarding the letter, Thomas said: “He’s not 12 years old any more, he’s got no right to be this sensitive.”

    What. A. Scumbag.

    On a positive note – Could Scumbag running his toxic mouth so much possibly strengthen Meghan’s case against the Mail?

    • MsIam says:

      I wonder too. Because he admitted they pay him for information. Not an attorney and do not play one on TV but if he sold that letter and he did not have the right to do that is that a violation too?

      • Emmitt says:

        Markle is the rightful owner of the letter. He can sell it to whomever he wants. He did nothing illegal.

        The trashy tabloid broke the law by publishing a letter they knew they did not have permission to publish.

  47. Middle of the road says:

    Yeah he’s a sociopath with narcissistic tendencies. It’s no wonder he’s old and alone.

  48. RoyalBlue says:

    The media is using him to hurt her and punish her. It also seems like no other arm of the British media comes out to check them and say hey, this is wrong, what he is saying doesn’t make sense. So this cartel of companies has a monopoly on the royal news that is publicized and they are allowed to brutalize an innocent woman of color while people look on helplessly. This sense from sections of the public that She is somehow deserving of this abuse is puzzling and I wonder what’s got into the psyche of some people.

  49. Feeshalori says:

    Just reading the headline alone turns my stomach. I’ve never once watched any of his videos. The man is truly abysmal and actually believes he is owed for his very existence. He has no natural instincts as a father or even as a human being. What a waste of space. This guarantees he’ll rot alone in what’s left of his sub-human life.

  50. Toot says:

    Thomas, I believe, is a huge factor of why Meghan and Harry left England. His betrayal and the UK assistance of it is just crazy.

    The UK media has used this evil man against Meghan non stop, even through her pregnany. That stress could have caused issues with Archie’s birth, but the UK media didn’t care or that was their plan.

  51. Izzy says:

    What, exactly, do the ROYALS owe him for??

    • MsIam says:

      In his mind, apparently everybody owes him something @Izzy. He is a real psychopath, and it is probably a good thing that he is old and sick and can’t do anything other than run his mouth.

  52. Bunny says:

    Anyone, and I mean a-n-y-o-n-e who defends this poor excuse for a father, is saying that abusing your child is okay.

    Anyone who says that Meghan has some sort of illusory obligation to her bio family (not counting her mom) is delusional.

    Anyone saying that “blood is thicker than water” or anything of that nature is an active party to abuse.

    I’m so sorry that this has happened to Meghan. This was my life when my mother was alive, and no one with any sense of decency can say that this is deserved.


  53. kerwood says:

    The media is complicit in the abuse of the Duchess of Sussex but let’s not forget who consumes this filth. The market for this is overwhelmingly White women of a certain age. They seem to think that Meghan ‘stole’ their prince (as if Harry would ever give any of them a first thought never mind a second) and they are going to make her pay for the rest of her life.

    It reminds me of the image of one of the Little Rock Nine students who desegregated Little Rock High School back in the 50s. She got separated from the rest of the students and walked to school by herself. She was soon surrounded by a crazed mob. The looks on the faces of the mostly women, surrounding that child, hurling hate and abuse at her are frightening. The courage of that young girl has always amazed me. THAT’S what’s happening to the Duchess of Sussex all these years later. It’s a modern day lynch mob and her father is one of most prominent torch bearers. What a tragedy.

    • lanne says:

      I’m glad you brought that up. Those photographs of those women were so painful. These were MOTHERS who were spitting at and cursing a CHILD! They did it to Ruby Bridges who was SIX YEARS OLD! Racism is a self-inflicted pathology that poisons the soul.

      The British media is diseased. Is there anything they won’t do to attack a woman who fell in love with a man? Poor Harry. Who would have thought that the media would try to destroy his life the same way they destroyed his mothers life? The plight of Harry and Meghan is probably the greatest proof that a monarchy should be abolished. No one should be allowed to think they own another human being for any reason!

      • MsIam says:

        But never forget that Ruby Bridges persevered against all of that hate and is still standing today. We know her name. Do we know the names of those haters? Duchess Meghan will come out standing I believe.

  54. My3cents says:

    I hope that the lawsuit they have going on will happen sooner rather than later, and exposes his sorry ass and shuts him up for good.

  55. aquarius64 says:

    Oh boy. I am thinking about the lawsuit with the Fail. When watching this mess Meghan’s lawyers were passing around the popcorn and DM lawyers were passing around the sick bag. Toxic Tom just damaged his credibility as a witness on TV for the world to see. He’s useless on the stand; a first semester law student could take him apart. The “documentarian” alluded to Dad’s mental state. That will hurt the case.

    Meghan gave Evil Papa Smurf 20000.00 . I bet he expected more when he found out about Harry. I also bet he blackmailed the royal family demanding money in order to stop the interviews. It explains why he wasn’t included in the pregnancy, birth announcement and christening. If TT is on tape blackmailing the royals and it’s released he’s done.

  56. TheOriginalMia says:

    Anyone feeling sorry for him needs their heads checked. He’s an abusive POS.

  57. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    Referring to himself as “daddy” skeeves me out. Just like when Samantha said that it’s time for Meghan to “bow down to daddy” last year sometime. I cannot with grown men referring to themselves as “daddy” in regards to their children in their thirties. This fool is gross.

    • Sass says:

      Big agree, it’s so icky. There’s a very weird…incest like element to the way they use the word when trying to tell Meghan what to do.

  58. Christin says:

    What is he doing to help himself? Given his years of entertainment industry work, would he not receive a pension? I have difficulty believing he cannot get assistance for whatever senior needs he has. If nothing else, he should move closer to one of his children who is willing to help.

    Methinks he may be financially irresponsible, which is yet another reason to not enable him.

    • Oliviajoy1995 says:

      He has made a ton of money selling his daughter out every chance he gets. He got paid for that documentary and I’m sure was compensated nicely for selling her pictures and home videos and he still wants more?? This guy is so vile and pathetic.

      • Christin says:

        At least he now admits that he’s made and wants to continue making money from being her biological parent. He’s never explained what HE is doing to help himself, or what specific needs he lacks.

        People like this often consume attention as if they are on death’s door, and end up living to 90-plus. They drain everyone else with their manipulations and drama. I wish someone would directly question him about it so he can trap himself like he did with the alleged heart “attack” stories.

  59. Coco says:


  60. Suzy S says:

    He’s a malignant narcissist. She was right to shut him out of her life. He’s toxic and everytime he opens his mouth, he shows everyone why she wants nothing to do with him (and rightly so). You reap what you sow.

  61. ME says:

    What did Doria see in him? She married and reproduced with HIM? HIMMMMM ??? She’s so classy and he is the opposite of that. WTF?

    • Ennie says:

      I’ve seen some pics and the three of them, especially Meghan and her dad seemed happy, content, involved. He could have been that obnoxious way privately, and just by not getting all mixed up with paps and pay outs to Sell his daughter, he could have negotiated with her to be nearer, to live what Doria is enjoying, but he shoot his own foot. I bet Meghan deep down loves him, but international shaming is akin burning the ships.
      Live with that.

  62. Ruyana says:

    Did Thomas forget HE HAS SEVERAL CHILDREN?

  63. Alexandria says:

    This is part of the reason why I don’t have kids. I am scared I will somehow develop such expectations and see children as a ROI. This is very common in Asian culture. Gratitude is not servitude.

  64. Sass says:

    This sh-t right here is so rage inducing for me. I’m sick of the older generations in this country stating the younger ones are entitled irresponsible brats when the older ones are the ones who say disgusting things like “I gave you life, you owe me” or “I had it bad and survived so everyone else should suffer just like me”. It’s appalling to me that it is so prevalent in the United States. I’m not sure about the rest of the world but in my experience the USA is infested with this mentality. I could never imagine treating my children like crap, using them to stay afloat, and then expecting them to care for me in my elderly years. Tom you were in the business and made tons of money and you blew it all up your nose. It’s not Meghan’s fault or responsibility to pay for you to lounge around in Mexico until you die of liver failure or something. Doria is doing just fine and was doing just fine before Meghan was famous and you practically abandoned them, so if she, a woman of color in her golden years can manage to do just fine in the racist nightmare landscape that is America then wtf is your excuse you privileged, entitled, overgrown infant?

    • ME says:

      100% agree. Unfortunately though, the “you must take care of me in old age” thing is global. So many cultures around the world expect this.

      • Sass says:

        That is true, I do know many of them feel that way but many of them have different sociological structures that make it less difficult to maintain. We have this messed up system based on capitalism and patriarchal beliefs that focuses on independence and zero sum strategy, while many other cultures with this expectation have more interdependent systems. The issue with the USA is that our elder care facilities are not ideal to say the least so nobody wants to put their loved ones there, and because our healthcare system sucks we can’t afford not to, but out of guilt we keep them with us and the average American isn’t equipped to provide elder care in their home. As a result it breeds resentment and can sadly accelerate decline. When raised in an interdependent home the outcome is usually different. But we are raised to do everything ourselves, to make our own way, to respect our elders and repay them for raising us when we get older, and it doesn’t work. Another example of a better system can be seen in countries like Denmark and Norway where, while not perfect of course, public elder care is excellent and families feel confident in enrolling their loved ones in a facility where they will receive professional care and they can visit them daily in a place that is clean, warm, safe and not depressing. And they can enjoy their time with them without feeling guilty, overwhelmed, or resentful.

        This is kind of all over the place but I have studied this extensively in my academic field. Basically it comes down to the fact that capitalism is bs. Lol

      • ME says:

        @ Sass

        You make a lot of really good points. LOL I was wondering “wow this person knows a lot about this subject” and then read the part where you said you studied this extensively. It shows ! Thanks for replying!

        By the way nursing/old age homes in America/Canada look scary. I don’t think anyone lives there willingly. Things need to change for sure.

      • Sass says:

        @me thanks! Right now this topic has been on my mind a lot because my husband and I are busy figuring out our retirement plans. We are in our mid/late thirties and our five year plan is to have a few rental properties so my husband can semi retire and work from home. In five years our children will be in high school. They have 529 plans that were started for them on their first birthdays. We also want to make sure to start saving at least $1,000 a year for them so that by the age of 18 they each have at least $10,000 in savings to buy a car, purchase a home, invest or have for emergencies. All things our parents should have done for us had they been smart with their money/started earlier. My dad I think would have but he was away a lot due to being in the navy and my mom was left to manage expenses…and was extremely irresponsible. It cultivated a lot of bad habits in myself and my brothers and we were financially illiterate for a long time. It was a huge reason, I’d say 40% the reason why my parents divorced. (The other 60% was abuse and infidelity.) I wish I had known in my 20s or even my teens to save instead of spend. I’d be a millionaire by now. 😂 I’ve been on my own since I was 16 though so it was hard to get a good start when I was just trying to survive.

      • ME says:

        @ Sass

        Honestly, I think financial responsibility is something that should be taught in school starting at a very young age. So many parents neglect to teach their children how to save money. I think what you’re doing for your children is amazing and I hope they appreciate it because a lot of kids have parents that just abandon them once they turn 18 (or younger in some cases). I see you had a rough start to life as well but be proud of yourself for knowing better and doing better !

    • Jessica says:

      Hear, hear!

    • Lorri says:

      Why do you think Tom abandoned Meghan and Doria? Meghan lived with Tom from age 11 to 18. Meghan also used to praise Tom to the skies on her Tig blog, often talking about the sacrifices he made for her. He paid for private school, college, and did all the set lighting for her high school plays. He used to put gas in her care when she was a struggling actress.

      I mean, you don’t have to like him, but he didn’t abandon Meg or Doria.

      • aquarius64 says:

        No proof that he paid for Northwestern at 100% just his claim. The true custody arrangement may be in court filings and the judge may have ordered Markle to pay up for junior and high school . that shoots down the self sacrifice claim.

  65. What. . .now? says:

    At this point, I bet Meghan and Harry are like “Whatever.”

    They both have toxic family members–it’s just that hers are hanging their assess out for the world to see, and his are slithering behind the scenes with their sneaky whispers and vile leaks. Different sides to the same coin.

    They are probably sitting around enjoying each other, baby Archie, and going over the deals that are being offered to them and clinking champers glasses for their escape and new life.

    It’ll take a few months for the dust to settle, but let’s see what’s going on a year from now!

    They will be soaring like eagles while their family members are still desperately trying to get attention, and failing to get those clicks they so eagerly crave. It’s gonna be a delicious karma buffet, and I got my plate ready!

  66. aquarius64 says:

    No matter what the culture Meghan needs to do what she needs to do to be free of this monster of a sperm donor. If she has to take him down in courts be it. Since Bad Dad is coming for the BRF to make up for things the queen should pull tie trigger on this creep.

    • Sass says:

      I agree, like I said up thread I think she’s washed her hands of all contact with him and I believe for her own mental health isn’t really engaging in or following social media or news cycles right now. I think she might have already told her lawyers awhile ago “track anyone, especially him, who tries to slander me or use my name to cash in and just file a lawsuit every time. Don’t even tell me about it until I win.” It’s what I would do, I know that much.

  67. MARKWEER says:

    My mother passed a few years ago at 80 years of age & my father is still alive now at 81. Both my sister and I (as well as their grandkids) had no problem taking care of my mom & now my dad. We were very lucky that they were loving parents and didn’t feel pressured by them to take care of them. If this man was in any way, shape or form a decent person I bet it would be different for him and Meghan. It’s not going to get easier for him at all

  68. Paige says:

    Honestly – I could barely even click on this post after reading the headline. What a disgrace. He’s scum.

  69. Bunny says:

    I was going about my day, but this abusive a-hole was on my mind, and I was reminded of this. The Narcissist’s Prayer. Not mine, but so, so relevant.

    That didn’t happen.
    And if it did, it wasn’t that bad.
    And if it was, that’s not a big deal.
    And if it is, it is not my fault.
    And if it was, I didn’t mean it.
    And if I did.
    You deserved it.

  70. JaneEyreApparent says:

    This is a dude that had a good union job for decades AND literally won the California Lottery. Yet here he is, having pissed away all his money, with his hand out again. What a greedy, grasping, a-hole.

  71. Regina Falangie says:

    I hope the IRS is looking into that piece of trash.

  72. TheNoper says:

    Has anyone noticed how he keeps on saying he released “parts of the letter”? Maybe this is the loop that the DM can use in their defense?

    • GuestOne says:

      Some legal experts were saying the Fail’s defence is garbage

      Also didn’t Richard Kay say he had read the letter in full& it was very bizarre& Thomas came out pretty badly. I wonder if the part that has been withheld also has to do with press efforts to track him down& collude with him.

      Thomas own response that was published included line suggesting he had been leaning on Meghan for money& that more money would help buy his silence. I imagine the period when Thomas was initially quiet pre wedding was because Meghan was giving him money. It also talked about Harry protecting Meghan from Thomas. So my guess is Harry recognised the blackmail& cut the money supply& that’s when Thomas started working with Samantha& the press.

      I don’t understand him on money though as he’s far from destitute. he apparently gets $6k a month for renting his place in LA& will have a pension. He apparently got £100k from the Fail & gets 30% for the staged pap pics.

      But he also seems to accept some low figures eg £16 k for this documentary although probably got more for the home videos etc. So I don’t think it’s just about money although think he is a greedy POS. I think he’s after revenge too at any cost as long as he can inflict pain.

      I think it’s deeply irresponsible for the media to give him this unchallenged platform

  73. Ladiabla says:

    This man is so, so gross. Calling yourself “daddy”….ugh so disgusting. Thank God Meghan has her mama. I remember looking at their wedding pics at one point and I was struck by how young Doria looked in those pictures. I know she was in her early 20s but she looked like a teenager and her dad already looked like a grown, aging man. Given what we know of him, it just struck me as predatory. It’s so sad that Meghan has to continue dealing with this, but she seems like she has no small amount of inner strength and resources. Like she said, “you can’t just survive, you have to thrive!” Wishing her continued happiness with Harry, her wonderful Mom, and her gorgeous bebe.

    • Cosmo says:

      I agree. This man is a pig and it’s disgusting that the racist British media give him any attention. I hope that Harry and Meghan thrive away from that horrible place.

  74. DP says:

    My sister is just like this. She’s 49, physically healthy, but doesn’t have a spouse, so she thinks my widowed dad or I should still be taking care of her and doing everything for her.
    She can lie, steal, and be awful to me and my family, but should not ever be heald accountable. Unfortunately, my dad is emotionally unavailable and just enablers her bc it’s “easier”.
    I have to have little to no contact in order to “get along”. In my forties, I’ve finally realized that the more you give into emotional vampires, the more they suck!

  75. Mia LeTendre says:

    I don’t understand why pap shots of this guy sell?

  76. mara says:

    What an evil man. I can’t imagine how much it has to hurt to have a parent behave the way that he has. I had two loving parents, but my siblings were toxic. I cut them off permanently the afternoon that we buried my Mom. Mom and Dad died weeks apart, and once both parents were gone, I was done. Totally done. My heart goes out to each and every one of you who have had to deal with immediate family members who are evil and toxic. Walking away is the healthiest way to deal with the poison. Life is so much more peaceful once you have removed yourself from the vitriol.

  77. Mandy says:

    What in the ACTUAL F*CK?!

  78. stelly says:

    Wow. I really feel for poor Meghan. My brother in law is currently dealing with a toxic mother and it’s just so painful. At this point he’s cut her out of his life. It’s all you can do at a certain point. But to relive the abuse over and over again through the media for all the world to see? I really can’t imagine how awful that must feel. These reporters that give him a platform are truly fucked up.

  79. Val says:

    Too bad his “heart attack” wasn’t a REAL one. What an evil, evil man.

  80. Lizzie says:

    The Brits will do anything to go after Meghan. It really has nothing to do with Thomas. They’re using him to get to her. The goal is to punish her for daring to quit and preventing them from making money from abusing her. The question is what happens next week or the week after. When the family drama stories have run there course. What will desperate Brits do? The “what next” is what I fear most for Meghan.

  81. Elizabeth says:

    This shameless creep!

  82. Liz version 700 says:

    I dated a guy like this once. He and his mother could staff a narcissists convention. When I got married 5 years after going no contact with him, and my name changed on my employer’s website, He tried to contact me again. It was so creepy like dude it has been 5 years you think I am gonna let you mess up my new life? This reminds me so much of that experience. Like he tried to screw up her wedding and now wants to mess up her life. He is so creepy and possessive of her. Like a bad ex boyfriend and that is so disturbing.

  83. Marigold says:

    Do you think this guy is mentally ill, or do you think he’s totally lucid and legit this evil? I honestly cannot tell, but either way, it’s astounding.

    How heartbreaking to have a father you once adored devolve into something like this. Just wow.

  84. kerwood says:

    Some folks have said that Kaiser shouldn’t do stories about this creature because he wants attention. It’s true that he craves attention and is so vile that he probably believes that ANY attention is good attention, no matter how critical that attention is.

    I hope that the people who love Meghan are protecting her from this monster’s latest outrage. She already knows, better than anybody, what a vile creature he is.

    But I think that this man needs to be exposed for the filth that he is. I can’t bring myself to watch the video. I don’t think I’ve been able to watch any video of him or Meghan’s equally vile half-sister. But I need to know that they’re out there. How will good people be able to fight evil if we don’t acknowledge that evil exists?

    When someone claims that Meghan is a terrible daughter who should be caring for her poor ‘daddy’, I’ll know what kind of person I’m dealing with and be able to respond in the manner they deserve.

  85. Miriam says:

    I really do feel that children have an obligation to look after their parents when they are older. You can’t just leave them to wither away and die by themselves in some damp corner. I am amazed that people really feel that is OK !
    Having said that parents have a duty to be at a minimum at least sane and preferably loving.
    Thomas Markle is anything but that. Him and his elder daughter truly seem to be insane. I cannot understand why they treat their own daughter/ half sister this way no matter what she may have done.
    TM hasn’t seen several if his grandchildren. His two oldest children abuse each other publicly.
    They have no class at all, an embarrassment to even watch them.

  86. Shannon Brown says:

    This guy has zero shame, which I normally applaud, but in this case I wish all the Markles would go away—especially him.

  87. aquarius64 says:

    I just had a scary thought. Remember the anthrax scare in 2018 when Harry and Meghan was sent a letter with white powder? The powder was found harmless but it caused a scare and they never caught the person who did it. What if Toxic Tom was the one who sent that letter? As vindictive and possessive Bad Dad is now I wouldn’t be surprised. By sending the letter he probably hoped it would scare Meghan and she would cry off. TT’s resentment of Harry is off the charts. They didn’t find out until after the wedding therefore Bad Dad was ghosted. If this were the case and Markle were exposed RRs and media hacks who gave Evil Papa Smurf a platform will look (more) stupid for embiggening a person who sent a death threat to a blood member of the royal family. They will try to shift it Meghan of course but it’s going to be a tough sell.

  88. Senator Fan says:

    While I don’t disagree with your post I think this whole mess should be handled privately. I don’t think he’ll ever stop talking and the way this is headed for court isn’t good. The court case isn’t going to silence him nor will it resolve Meghan and her father’s issues. The press is using him, will get what they can and then chew him up and spit him out. What they’ve been doing hasn’t worked. If it isn’t resolved prior to his death it will make her look cold and unfeeling. The press will have a field day should that happens and she will be vilified. And with this kind of negative press it doesn’t bode well for a happy, peaceful and independent life. And won’t serve M & H well going forward trying to build their brand, foundation and new life. Just my opinion and how I see it.

    • GuestOne says:

      Thomas is the one putting it out there eg doing interviews, the documentary etc. Like Doria, he was asked not to speak to the press which he magically managed to do until he saw money opportunities. From Meghan’s letter she asked him to stop going to the press but despite that he was the one that continued doing interviews lying that she hadn’t contacted him since the wedding, hadn’t looked after him etc.

      He clearly wants a big pay off but I think it’s been discussed on here last year that even if they do that& make him sign a NDA- if he decides he wants more& starts blabbing again- not like they can sue him for failing to comply with the NDA. Besides his silence seems contingent on a place in Meghan’s life that given he’s proven he can’t be trusted& will sell details about her to the press- why should she permit that?

      If he passes& they never make up the people who think she is cold are people who don’t like her anyway. Diana wasn’t speaking to her mum when she passed and Thomas has done much worse to Meghan then Diana’s mother did to her. Funny how Diana’s was never denigrated for the rifts in her family though.

      @Lorrie- it’s not unheard of for people who have difficult relationships with eg spouses or relatives to publicly praise them. Not everything is black& white and I’m sure Thomas was great to Meghan at times. However do Thomas’ recent actions& words about Meghan reflect that love& care? Isn’t it bizarre that with all the pictures he’s sold, he doesn’t seem to have pictures with her as an adult or at key events in her adult life like at UN speech. He said he hadn’t seen her since 2015 so perhaps there’s been an estrangement for a while.

      He’s a serial liar& I don’t put faking the heart attack above him especially as he initially said he was pulling out of the wedding because he was embarrassed& reports of his movement the day of the heart attack claimed he stayed in all day except getting some junk food. I didn’t watch the doc but didn’t he provide details of congestive heart surgery previously. I bet the press know the truth.

  89. Lorri says:

    Say what you want, but Tom did provide the medical records of his heart attack and subsequent surgery in the documentary. Surprised this article is still saying he “faked” a heart attack.

    • aquarius64 says:

      Did the records name the facility and doctor?

      • GuestOne says:

        I doubt it. And meant to say he provided details about congestive heart failure before not surgery.

        I can believe stress of the pap stunt reveal got to him but I don’t think he had a heart attack. Reports of his movements& getting junk food etc do not support that.

        I forgot that he also pretended to be on his death bed in summer 18 when he was coordinating with Piers Morgan for Meghan to call him when they were blatantly going to record the call.

        I wonder if he’s now sold off all his treasure chest of pics, videos, cards. Eventually with no new tea or photos etc his story will be tired. He might be like Paul Burrell etc- brought in on certain occasions eg any subsequent kids born or Archie’s birthday etc to talk about resemblance and how sad it is he hasn’t met him etc but that will get boring eventually.

    • Karmak says:

      Toxic Tom probably did have a mild heart attack. Tom told the press/media about his heart attack first. Meghan found out about his health through the tabs/ media. He stopped talking to Meghan by then. Because he was getting paid to do those phony tab photos. He would not answered her calls. Tom didn’t want the help that Harry and Meghan sent to Mexico. I believe, one of Harry’s military friends. Meghan had no communication from Tom. She had no way to help him.

      Toxic Tom also has Medicare and Medicare Supplement plan like most retired Americans. His Hospital bill needs to show his Medicare Claims before I believe his story.
      My co-worker had triple by pass surgery. Her out of pocket/copay after insurance was 6 thousand dollars. Tommy boy copay could have been more. He doesn’t need help paying his medical bills. He has made plenty of money throwing Meghan under the bus and backing up over her multiple times. I don’t feel sorry for him. His oldest daughter can take care of him. If sh can travel all the way to Britain to deliver a letter in person. Samantha can make her way to Mexico and take care of her father.

  90. aquarius64 says:

    Markle just signed his death warrant with that mock-umentary because now his life is fair game. His first wife said he was a rotten husband and father; Jr. did an interview Dad used drugs a lot during his Hollywood days. Markle even admitted he went to a club when hookers worked (he didn’t use his services he claims.) The press is digging now because if they see there is money in taking him down after this build up they’ll go for it.

  91. Linda N says:

    I too have a mother just like Thomas Markle. People put Meghan down because she wrote nice things about her dad. Children of narcissistic parents know you must show positive support of these parents or suffer their Rath. I broke contact with my mother after she tore apart my family for the last time. 25 years have passed, and I continue to hear from others how horrible I am for not honoring the woman who gave birth to me. I am grateful she did but I do not have to expose my children to her behavior. The horrible verbal and psychological abuse that took me years to get over and sadly still makes me slow to allow people access to my heart. No one should judge Meghan unless they too have endured a toxic parent. Once I had children, I much like Meghan, and I I too chose not to allow that toxic person to play the mental games with my child. Parents are not “owed” anything for raising their children. I often refuse help offered by my adult kids. I want them to use their money for themselves and live their best lives. If my children are happy then so am I. Thomas Markle sounded drunk and mean, not sad and broken. What type of father states “time to take care of daddy” He has $5,600 a month in pension. That is more than I make now as an educator. No parent would go to the media and sell precious childhood memories and then play a victim. Parents protect their children even when they are mad at each other. He had other choices and he has admitted lying on several occasions. Why do people believe him? I feel sorry for Meghan, Harry, and I and Archie and hope now that they are free from the royal family they can tell their side of the story. I believe Mr. Markle fears this and struck first to make cash while he still can. I know if I became famous my mother would do exactly the same thing. These type of parents are great at portraying the poor pitiful me story. Thomas states he probably will not see them until his funeral. Well I would not attend, I do not plan to attend my mother’s. It does not make me a horrible daughter, but instead a sane one who learned to not be controlled by a narcissistic parent. Hats off to all of you fellow survivors!