THOMAS MARKLE CONFESSES IN DAILY MAIL INTERVIEW THAT HE TOOK DRUGS WHEN MEGHAN MARKLE WAS YOUNG
Thomas Markle opened up to the Mail on Sunday, admitting he took drugs when he was raising Meghan, but hasn't taken recreational drugs "for more than 20 years.
In an interview with Daily Mail, Meghan's father said : 'I don't do drugs [now], haven't for more than 20 years.'
Meghan's half-sister Samantha said her father is now 'upstanding' and 'doesn't do recreational drugs'.
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Samantha told The Mirror that Hollywood - where her father worked as a lighting technician - was full of people doing drugs.
She said: 'In the 60s, 70s and 80s for most people I know in America it was a cultural thing to smoke marijuana.
'Most people did. I'm sure people like The Beatles smoked pot when they were on tour. It was a sign of the times.
'I don't think my father is the only one who can ever have been condemned for having done that. He was never regularly doing it, he never smelt of it and I've never seen my father smoke it.
'But certainly my father has never taken cocaine or any other drugs like that. He didn't have the mentality for it.'
She added: 'If he had been a drug addict he wouldn't have been successful for 40 years in a highly technical job, no way.'