Thomas Markle raced out & gave an interview two seconds after Meghan gave birth

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visit Tembisa Township on the outskirts of Johannesburg during day 10 of their South African Tour

In yesterday’s story about Doria Ragland helping out in Montecito, I noted that Thomas Markle had been somewhat subdued in recent months. Basically, ever since Meghan won her lawsuit against the Mail and ever since Jason Knauf high-tailed it out of Kensington Palace, Toxic Tom has been less of a toxic famewhore. I had high hopes that Thomas had finally gotten it through his thick skull that he was a piece of sh-t and that no one cares what he has to say. He issued a simple statement when the announcement about Lilibet Diana came out and I hoped this would be a new era of Toxic Tom shutting his g–damn mouth. But no. The dude raced out to do an interview with 60 Minutes Australia two seconds after his daughter gave birth:

Between “I’ll be very disappointed that I don’t get to hold my granddaughter” and “you want dirty laundry? This is the first time I’ve discussed these things,” this should be taken for what it is: an attempt at emotional and financial blackmail by a rancid, deplorable, vile old man. The number of times he’s started interviews by whining about how “I made one dumb mistake” – when, literally, he continues to make the same “dumb mistakes” by selling out his daughter. Meghan told him what he needed to do in the letter she sent him in the summer of 2018. The letter he eventually sold to the Mail on Sunday, even though it blew a hole in his claim that he hadn’t heard from Meghan since the wedding.

Anyway, I hope Meghan sues her father and threatens him with all kinds of legal actions. He is completely abhorrent, and 60 Minutes Australia should be ashamed of themselves for getting involved in this mess.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visit Tembisa Township on the outskirts of Johannesburg during day 10 of their South African Tour

Screencaps courtesy of 60 Minutes Australia.

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  1. Merricat says:

    Of course Australia.
    I am sure this ludicrous excuse for a father sees Lilibet’s birth as his last chance to cash in. Ugh.

    • Red Dog says:

      Hey, we Aussies think 60min is trash, too. Meanwhile, the government keeps trying to squash actual investigative journalism by our public broadcaster.

      • Lady D says:

        Thanks for letting me know that, Red Dog. The Canadian version of 60 Minutes used to be great television at one time too.

      • MerlinsMom1018 says:

        Red Dog
        The U.S. 60 minutes is no prize either so I feel you and Lady D

      • Carrie says:

        Australian breakfast tv and 60 minutes are just so shit. Mediocre tools who like to call themselves journalists feature strongly. Can often be found trying to get famous off the backs of Harry & Meghan. No substance. Bullying, misogyny and racism comes very easy to Aus TV.

    • Lyn O'Callaghan says:

      Of course Australia? Would you care to elaborate? Sure, there are morons here the same as in every country, but assuming we’re all the same is just childish. Everyone with a few working brain cells understands that 60 Minutes Australia have been muck raking ambulance chasers since the early 2000’s. Americans wouldn’t appreciate being judged to have the same attitude as the people on Fox, nor the British as The Daily Mail.

      • Merricat says:

        I do apologize for the broad brush. The racism in Australia gets a lot of press here, so it’s good to know it’s not a national pastime

    • Holly says:

      Yes, Merricat, we’ve got an appalling record on indigenous affairs, and racism in general. That being said, it does not mean that 60 minutes is not viewed as gutter journalism in Australia.

    • BooyahB!tches says:

      Yeah, woah on the Aussie thing! 60 Minutes is trash; never used to be. In fact the majority of news out of Oz these days is like British tabloid crap…I’m glad I haven’t lived there for 20 years, it’s shameful…Australia simply accepted the Royals decades ago; that acceptance blew into the stratosphere when Diana stepped foot into the country—she was adored by all. History repeated when H&M set foot in Oz: instant hit. The majority of Aussies love them; the loudmouthed bogan quotient–similar to the low class Brits who mouth off on Daily Fail–are the only ones making a noise. It’s all about envy: rich, entitled, superior white folk, so they hate them for having while they have not. Sickens me. I only read Celeb these days…no news, no online anything. It just sickens me….

  2. Nomegusta says:

    Giving an abuser a platform to abuse is the lowest of the low.

    If I was one of his other grandkids that he abandoned and doesn’t contact, I would go to press and shred that man and his trashy family.

  3. Cecilia says:

    This man still doesn’t get it does he?

    Truthfully meghan and her father reuniting isn’t going to happen but if that is what he wanted he should have stopped talking to the press back in 2018.

    But here he is. Talking to the press.

    You know who has been incredibly silent tho? Scammy

    • Izzy says:

      Huh, you’re right. I wonder if SHE’S scared since Meghan won her lawsuit.

    • Snazzy says:

      People like TM (or my mother) will never stop. They are convinced they are in the right, and that their opinion is the one that matters. As long as Meghan and Harry keep him cut off, he’ll keep talking. Not saying that they should renew contact, they absolutely should not, but he definitely isn’t ever going to stop. It’s not the narcissists way.

    • HeatherC says:

      She’s not silent. She’s on Twitter making inflammatory comments about Meghan (used a surrogate, insulted the queen, etc, her book ‘flopped’), Biden, is hard core MAGA. She’s trolling for an interview.

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      Did Scammy release her best seller yet???? 🙄

  4. HeatherC says:

    Did you hear how he said it? I’ll be disappointed if I don’t get to hold MY granddaughter. I, me, my. He’s a trash human being and a trash father. And his defenders/supporters don’t understand that children are not retirement plans.

    Samantha Markle has tweeted that Doria is quiet because she got paid millions of dollars by Harry, thereby confirming what we all know. The yt MarKKKles are salty because the Bank of Meghan is closed.

    • Kelsey says:

      Maybe an unpopular opinion but I hope they DID give Doria millions of dollars, just because they could and damn well felt like it. If Meghan was giving this salty walrus money while she was an actress she can give her mother whatever she wants. And Doria obviously raised her right, she deserves the world.

      I bet it burns those racists in the UKKK up that Doria was there to hold her first born grandson, Doria was the only family member Meghan’s had prominent at her side at royal events/her wedding, DORIA is the only one with the “scoop of the century” enjoying her life in sunny California, with her daughter safely in her reach, and they won’t hear a PEEP out of her. All that luxury to herself. HA. I still see the pic of Doria finishing that Suicide Awareness run in 2019 and get chills. All the stress and trauma she went through as a mother, watching her daughter thousands of miles away knowing she was like a lamb out to slaughter… I hope the bank of Sussex stays depositing her dividends.

      Sorry for the rant, it’s the coffee and I love Mama Ragland. Haha.

      • Amy T says:

        “Salty walrus!” Perfect!!!

        And truly, saw the headline and thought “And water is wet….”

      • GrnieWnie says:

        I’ll never understand what drew Doria to Thomas in the first place, but the woman has proven herself above reproach. The father is the lowest of the low…reminds me of my own! Total narcissist, totally manipulative, totally looking to cash in anyway he can. Class act! The mother was clearly paid BECAUSE she kept quiet and stayed loyal to her child…not TO keep quiet.

  5. Mina_Esq says:

    If he actually wanted a relationship with his daughter, then he wouldn’t keep doing the one thing she repeatedly asked him not to do.

    • kelleybelle says:

      If he reaches out privately he KNOWS he would get nowhere. He KNOWS that Meghan was done with him in 2018, hence the end of the letter, “I wish the same for you.” (peace) He knows she is done and this is just further abuse, nothing more. He doesn’t give a rip about his other grandkids because they’re not royal. I hope Meghan laughs every time she hears he’s talked to the press again.

      • Eurydice says:

        I think if he reached out privately he’d probably get further than with these interviews. But he’d have to reach out privately a lot and keep it private, no announcing it to the media – I don’t think he’s capable of that.

      • kelleybelle says:

        @ Eurydice, somehow I doubt that. There wouldn’t be any money in it. He doesn’t give a damn about Meghan OR the new baby. All he cares about is his bank account and himself.

    • bettyrose says:

      If he was minding his own business and building functional relationships with his other children/grandchildren that might send the message that he’s truly a family man. Weird how he’s not doing that when he loves babies so much.

  6. Lauren says:

    A lot of the Australian media is a hot mess. They continuously bash Harry and Meghan and give space to their biggest detractors, which is pretty telling because they are being slowly being phased out even from the UK networks. PM is not on the telly much and the Toxic Sperm donor and his toxic daughter have been pretty quiet. The ones doing most of the talking right now are the three or four usual royal roaches writers. Even DW has been quiet lately.

    • K.T says:

      Australian media is shockingly bad in the last years, it’s downhill! True Murdoch press and even the non-Murdoch owned papers are quite rightwing…and the diversity on news is blond hair or brunette lol sob. And 60minutes is sensationalist too, theyve gone Fox Newsish…very anti-Meghan, anti-woke, anti-refuge, anti-Aborigionals – blugh!

  7. PEARL GREY says:

    The press gleefully gives this man a platform to emotionally abuse his daughter. He is a broken record with nothing new to offer but they give him air time to provoke Meghan. They are still hoping for acknowledgment after all these years. It’s sad that Toxic will most likely die without reconciliation but he keeps choosing a quick pay day over his own daughter and grandchildren that he claims to love so much. He’s made his bed with the trash rag mafia and refuses to get out of it.

    • AD says:

      He is as deplorable as deplorable can be and the worst of it? He gets paid for doing all these interviews and he is surprised he will not get to hold his granddaugther. Please

  8. Laugh or Cry says:

    I guess he is dead to her now since she said it was one of the things that has been “lost”. If he could have only kept his mouth shut like Doria’s side. Harry and Meghan have said a lot. It’s just those outlets are peddling lies and propaganda. The only thing positive I can see out of this toxicity is they found out just how terrible the granddads are before letting them have influence over their children.

    • Snuffles says:

      I was just coming in here to say the same. I think Meghan views him as metaphorically dead.

  9. Steph says:

    Every time I see this man’s face I wonder how in the hell someone as sensible as Doria ended up copulating with him. I’m glad it resulted in Meghan but I just can’t see the initial attraction.

    • Snuffles says:

      She was VERY young.

      • Steph says:

        Was she? I don’t even know how old she is now.

      • Snuffles says:

        She had Meghan when she was 24. Thomas was 12 years older. She wouldn’t be the first woman on earth to fall for a douche.

    • swirlmamad says:

      People change and worsen with age — their negative qualities are amplified as the years go by, especially if they do nothing to address it or work on themselves. Simple as that. I say the same about my divorced in-laws — I have NO clue how my FIL ended up with my MIL, as they are complete opposites (essentially I love my FIL to pieces, whereas I am now at the point where I literally tolerate my MIL only for the sake of my kids and try to spend as little time as possible with her. My husband has always had a difficult relationship with her so it’s not even like I have to make an effort for HIS sake — he is well aware of how she is). My FIL says my MIL was different and an easier person to deal with when they were young/dating/newly married, and I’m sure in the same vein, back then TM was not the POS he has evolved into now — or he was much better at concealing it. I think many of us have been duped by someone we initially liked and respected at one point or another.

    • Heat says:

      Many of us can admit that we’re fallen for complete douche-bags over the years. Especially in our younger years.

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      Well, she DID leave him when M turned 2 so……………

  10. Feebee says:

    The Australian news media are loving this stuff! Just as an observer from next door, they seem to be having a bit of a reckoning about sexual assault and between the current government and the media treatment of the victims they are failing miserably. So it is absolutely no surprise that they have eagerly put Mr Markle out there to continue his abusive crusade against his daughter.

    Would he have received backlash going to a US outlet? No doubt Fox would give him a friendly space. He’s such a cretin. Hope he’s had his say and crawls back under his rock.

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      I’m not even sure he COULD get on Fake news
      They’re too busy with the dumpsters planned return and Dr Fauci is a fake and blah blah blah… No room for toxic tom right now

  11. Amy Bee says:

    Eff him!

  12. North of Boston says:

    He doesn’t seem to get that when you are estranged, you become a stranger to your relative who you alienated with your behavior.
    You are no longer on the “happy news” phone tree; you no longer get to be in the same airspace much less touch their baby or hold her.

    And if you continue to unapologetically do THE ONE THING your estranged daughter asked, begged you not to do? And paint your self as somehow being the victim in all of it?

    Yeah, that bridge is not only burned to embers, you’ve dug up the footings and crushed them to dust. He’s never coming back from this.

    Meghan already considered him “lost” to her. TM has now proven she had it right.

  13. Willow says:

    Here in the US, I always got the impression that 60 minutes was a real news show. But what I’ve seen of 60 minutes Australia is a gossip rag with no ethics. And giving this abuser any opportunity to continue his abuse of family members is cruel.

    • Jayne says:

      I don’t think that the U.S. “60 Minutes” is connected to the Australian version in any way. Just an unfortunate case of having the same name.

    • Lyn O'Callaghan says:

      60 Minutes Aus was legitimate once upon a time. The 9 Network is now a complete embarrassment to all Australians, they were also responsible for the Piss Moron interview from last week. Just when you think they couldn’t possibly sink any lower, they plumb new depths, there is nothing in any of their local programs that I would be happy for anyone else in the world to see

  14. Jan says:

    “Happy news, phone tree.” Too funny.

  15. Myra says:

    He doesn’t even care that he won’t see his daughter again or ever see his grandchildren. It’s all about the money for him. What a horrible man.

  16. Eurydice says:

    Interesting that his first interview would be with Australian media. I suppose he’s too toxic for the US and UK. But, that’s ok – now the rest of the tabloids around the world can use bits from his interview without having to pay him for it.

  17. ThatgirlThere says:

    I will never understand how a man like Thomas Markle pulled a woman like Doria Ragland. He must have laid the charm on thick cause he is WAY out of her league.

  18. Liz version 700 says:

    This man is not for to roll in the muck with pond scum. There is a reason none of his grandchildren know him

  19. aquarius64 says:

    Bad Dad is on the loose. He’s mad Oprah wouldn’t interview him ( and won’t pay). This garbage will not be picked up by the majority of US media.

  20. TheOriginalMia says:

    Trash Dad is at it again. I guess since Piers & Jason are out of jobs he has to find a new source of income. He isn’t really interested in having a relationship with Meghan and her kids. He just wants to air his grievances and earn money from repeatedly stabbing his child in the back.

  21. Lady Digby says:

    Meg sent dad a heart felt 5 page letter explaining how she felt about his treatment of her and Harry. He got into bed with Piers and MoS (two of her biggest detractors) to repeatedly trash her publicly for money.He was keenly wanting to give evidence against her in a court case after giving tabloid her private letter. The letter made it clear Me or the Media and he has chosen how he wants to proceed with his public commentary on her life choices.He wants the limelight and the income not a reconciliation because otherwise he would have respected Meg’s wishes.

  22. Zoe says:

    I’m not surprised the press is still giving Megan’s “dad” and half-sister any press, they are all about blood money and clickbait and not truth or ethics. I wish the Oprah interview segment where she mentions she’s barely seen/known her half-sister was published as well as her comments on Thomas’s toxicity, I think that would have hurt their ability to speak out as credible in any way. I can’t blame her for trying to get as far away from them as possible. Gross. Run, Megan. Don’t ever look back.

  23. Bunny says:

    What people fail to understand is this: when the victim of a narcissist decides to walk away, they usually stay gone.

    Victims who are recovering compartmentalize very well; they shut the door and try not to look back. Once they’re strong enough to leave, they don’t reopen that wound, don’t respond, don’t answer. Ónce a victim understands what makes the narcissist tick, they avoid feeding the narc’s need for attention by staying away.

    My guess, based on my own experience, is that nothing could force Meghan to reopen that relationship.

  24. Barbie1 says:

    Can’t stand this guy

  25. aquarius64 says:

    I read the section where Bad Dad threatened to spill more dirt on the Sussex’s if he doesn’t see Lili. I bet the Sussexes lawyers are going to watch to see if anything is actionable. I can see an extortion charge.

    • Eurydice says:

      If he had any dirt he would have spilled it long ago.

      • kelleybelle says:

        Exactly, there has been no contact for 3 years and he says he has dirt? The dirt is that he took pay to deliberately miss the wedding and was on the media’s payroll at the behest of the RF … in attempts to ruin the marriage. Didn’t work. Bye. If I see his greasy, unkempt and hideous face again I will scream. He is nothing but a suffering abusive bastard.

    • Curious says:

      he will just make up some crap and say its when she was was younger.. all that i have read about Meghan, her life, she dated her first husband for a long time before marrying him. never seen pics of her in clubs and drunk and such. in all she seems to live a very decent life. her being biracial ,i think taught her a lot, she used it in a positive way and made a good path for her life. . Today all i see is like the world of press is beating her down in every step she takes. i just don’t understand how the world can watch this one biracial woman being hounded by the press for no reason. they won’t even let her enjoy her new baby. well they think by making all these fake headlines it will make Meghan depressed.. by now Meghan is accustom to these bullshit headlines, and i am sure they are enjoying their baby. while the press is waiting for something bad to happen. silence is golden , harry /Meghan only speak when its important work. other than that they let their lawyers handle other things..

  26. Jules says:

    “Made one mistake?!” He keeps selling out his daughter over and over. I have grown children and I cannot imagine hurting them purposely, much less adding to their pain. Thank heavens Meghan has a nice, quiet, supportive mother.

  27. KNy says:

    I know this is superficial but thank goodness Meghan doesn’t look like him. Oof he’s an ogre in face and in his actions.

  28. Curious says:

    TM didn’t make one mistake, he made a chain of efforts,to lie and cheat his daughter from having a happy life. and the press paid him good money . it was not a mistake ,he did it for money. and expect meghan to forgive him, cause he pretends he is old and stupid, tricked and whatever else. but he was clear in his head when he was making those tv rounds..

  29. Tessa says:

    Anti Meghan bots praise this awful person.