AceShowbiz - Thomas Markle once again gets candid in a new interview. The father of Meghan Markle revealed to Daily Mail on Sunday, August 16 that he had received death threats from a violent criminal named Jose Sandoval.
Sandoval, who was the ex-boyfriend of his close female friend Lori Davis, seemingly assumed that Markle and Davis have something going on between the two, prompting him to threaten to kill the 74-year-old.
"The first time he threatened me was after I took my friend and her daughter for pizza and we were photographed by the paparazzi," Markle shared. He added that 49-year-old Sandoval drove past his house in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, before shouting, "I'm going to kill you, you fat f****r."
"He texted me saying, 'I will kick you a**, you fat f****r,' " Markle continued saying. He then allegedly replied back and wrote, "You don't even know me, what's wrong with you? Why would you feel threatened by a 74-year-old man?"
It was said that Sandoval has been terrorizing Davis (38) and her 11-year-old daughter Jocelyn, who allegedly calls Thomas "uncle." The latter also reportedly paid for Davis and her daughter to move to a "safe house" after the alleged abuse got worse.
"He thought something sexual was going on between [Davis] and me but it's not," Markle said of Sandoval, who is a construction worker. "She isn't my girlfriend. She hasn't hustled me for money." Markle added, "I've helped her financially so that she could get to a safe place to live with her daughter."
The outlet also reported that Davis made a complaint against Sandoval. "He (Jose) grabbed me by the neck while twisting it, as if he was choking me and I have pictures of these aggressions," Davis claimed in the report. "He spat on my face. He goes to my uncle's house (referring to Tom) and tells him that he is going to kill him because he is constantly hiding me and threatens and insults him."
Talking to the site, Davis revealed that "Tom has been nothing but a supportive friend." She added, "He's been a rock for me and my daughter and I'm sorry he's been dragged into this violent and abusive situation."
"He's the most genuine and kind person I know and the most stable male figure my daughter has ever known," she continued. "My ex-boyfriend is demented. He has threatened to kill me and my daughter multiple times and has made multiple threats to Tom's life."
Sandoval, who was allegedly jailed for 30 months in the United States for illegally entering the country before being deported in 2000, has denied Thomas' allegations. However, he did confirm that he assaulted Davis, saying, "I did hit her. She deserved it."