Meghan Markle has not been âcaught upâ in a âshocking drug scandal,â despite misleading reports. Gossip Cop can bust the stories. This purported âdrug secretâ doesnât have anything directly to do with the Duchess of Sussex at all.
Sister outlets the National Enquirer and RadarOnline are running virtually identical stories this week claiming Markleâs father, from whom sheâs largely estranged these days, âbankrolledâ a âmeth addict who vanished after hitting him up for $6,000 in cash.â The articles try to make it seem like this woman was a surrogate daughter for Thomas Markle, and therefore like Markleâs âsister.â
The claims come from the âwomanâs former boyfriend,â who contends Markleâs dad doted on the woman and her daughter and gave them âgifts.â But itâs alleged she âtook advantage of his generosity and weaseled a $6,000 loan out of him,â and then âcoldly cut him off and even snubbed his 74th birthday on July 18.â What does any of this really have to do with Prince Harryâs wife?
The same so-called âroyal insiderâ quoted by both publications asserts, âMeghanâs already livid about her familyâs loose lips, but she canât believe her father would associate with a known drug addict.â This untraceable source goes on, âItâs reckless beyond belief and only makes the rift between them widerâŚ She thought he was more streetwise than to be taken for a fool by a desperate young druggie.â
Earlier this week, however, it was reported that Markle hasnât spoken to her father in more than 10 weeks. How would she know then about his supposed involvement with a âmeth addictâ? Even if the alleged details about Thomas Markle getting âtakenâ by a âdruggieâ were true, they donât affect the Duchess in any real way. And thereâs plenty of proof she has been carrying on with life as normal.
Last weekend, for example, Markle and Prince Harry happily spent her birthday at a friendâs wedding. In the coming weeks, Markle and Prince Harry will join the queen on summer vacation in Scotland. No âdrug scandalâ has derailed her plans, and this alleged âsecretâ doesnât really have anything to do with her at all. RadarOnline and the National Enquirer simply wanted to be sensational. This certainly isnât the first time.
Last year, the website announced Markle was âcaught in [a] Nazi and Satanism scandal.â Rather than directly relating to her, the claims were actually about the teen daughter of the âSuitsâ starâs half-sister. To be clear, the blog tried tying Markle to Nazis and devil worship because of her half-sisterâs daughter, whom Gossip Cop learned she only met once a number of years ago. And now the website and its sister tabloid are trying to tie Markle to a âdrug scandal,â because the ex-boyfriend of an alleged addict claims the woman swindled her dad. To call these links convoluted would be an understatement, and the real âscandalâ here is how these gossip outlets continually mislead readers.
Gawley, Paige. âMeghan Markle ‘Still Hurt’ by Her Father, Has Not Spoken to Him in Over 10 Weeks.â Entertainment Tonight, 6 Aug. 2018.
Heller, Corinne. âMeghan Markle and Prince Harry Attend Friend’s Wedding on Her Birthday.â E! Online, 4 Aug. 2018.
Perry, Simon. âInside Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Summer Vacation Plans.â People, 31 July 2018.
Weiss, Shari. âMeghan Markle NOT âCaught In Nazi And Satanism Scandal,” Despite Report.â Gossip Cop, 27 Apr. 2017.