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Outright Lies! Meghan Markle’s Father Sets The Record Straight On Being Labeled Alcoholic And Drug Addict

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Thomas Markle has hit out at a number of “outright lies” against him, including claims that he is a prescription pill addict and missed Meghan’s first wedding before she wed Prince Harry.The retired Hollywood lighting director is also incensed by rumours that he is “bitter” that his daughter did not pay back thousands of dollars on her private education. Speaking from his home in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, the 74-year-old said “I’ve given just three interviews but there are thousands of stories circulating out there and it’s not right that people should be allowed to make up lies and get away with it. I’ve read stories saying I’m a drug addict or alcoholic. I don’t understand where these stories come from. I’ve taken pills when I’ve been in pain but I’ve never abused drugs. You couldn’t move in Hollywood in the 1980s [when he worked there] without seeing bowls of cocaine everywhere. But I don’t do drugs and I barely drink.”As well as the rumours about addiction, Markle also denied stories that he did not attend Meghan’s 2011 wedding to Hollywood director Trevor Engelson, who she divorced just two years later. While photos from the ceremony in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, show the couple exchanging vows on the beach and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, swimming in the sea, Mr Markle is not visible in any of the pictures. However he reasons that the lack of photos of him at the wedding was because he was “well into his 60s and not much into frolicking”. He added that he was present at the ceremony and walked Meghan down the beach with Doria, with 100 other guests also attending.Markle said that while he does have photos of him and his daughter at her first wedding, he chooses not to share them as he feels that it would be “in poor taste” and would be offensive to Prince Harry. He said: “I don’t regret it in the slightest because I was happy to help out, but that stock would be worth a fortune now. I’m not broke, I’m not bitter and I never expected Meghan to pay me back for anything. I was happy as a father to give her a great education. I was happy to provide the best start in life to all my children. Of course I never expected her to pay me back for her schooling.”Photo Credit: Getty

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