Meghan Markle’s terrified future sister-in-law told a 911 operator that the actress’ half-brother threatened her all night during their violent New Year’s Eve bust up, according to the audio recording obtained by DailyMail.com.
Police were called to the home of Thomas Markle Jr and his fiancee Darlene Blount because, she told the operator, the 51-year-old was being ‘really f***ing weird’ and was beating himself up.
Blount said Thomas had been drinking when he became jealous, thinking she was trying to ‘f*** some dude’ she knew when out at a local bar.
The 36-year-old claimed to be ‘scared’ of Thomas because he is ‘a big guy’, suggesting to the operator that he could be mentally ill.
But when police arrived at the couple’s home in Grants Pass, Oregon, they didn’t buy Blount’s story that Thomas hurt himself and arrested her for assault.
Meghan Markle’s future sister-in-law Darlene Blount called 911 on New Year’s Eve on the future royal’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr. Blount claimed that her fiance was being ‘really f***ing weird’ and hurting himself. Pictured: Blount and Thomas Markle Jr
Blount told the 911 operator that Thomas had been hitting himself. But when officers showed up at the couple’s home in Grants Pass, Oregon, they arrested her for assault. Blount spent two nights in the Josephine County Jail
Thomas’ bride-to-be was locked up in the Josephine County Jail for two nights until the District Attorney decided not to press charges and released her.
The couple have since labeled the incident a wake-up call and said they are seeking relationship and alcohol counseling.
In Blount’s 911 call, which contrasts from the police report that was filed, she talks in a flat, distant tone and admits she had three beers that night.
When asked if Thomas had been drinking too, she said, ‘Yes, he has.’
Blount explained to the female operator: ‘He was telling me to leave earlier and I walked in.’
The operator then asked: ‘Was he saying anything while he was hitting himself?
Blount replied: ‘No. Not that I know of, it’s really f***ing weird’.
During another part of the conversation Blount claimed: ‘He threatened me all night.
‘We went out to the Cedarwood [Saloon] earlier and he said something about some dude and I’m going to go f*** him. It’s not like that’.
Blount said that Thomas subjected her to ‘mentally abusive type s**t’ and added: ‘I’m more in fear for his own safety right now (inaudible) really f***ing weird to me. I don’t know what to do’.
But while Thomas and Blount were fighting on New Year’s Eve, Meghan, 36, was partying with Prince Harry, 33, in Monaco. Pictured: The couple in Wales last week
Thomas Markle Jr was photographed with his half-sister Meghan Markle when she was a baby in Los Angeles in 1982
Blount claimed in the call that Thomas was possibly suffering from a ‘mental thing’, which is why he was punching himself.
She said: ‘I’m scared, he’s a big guy’.
But the police report paints a very different story of the incident.
It states that Thomas answered the door after Blount’s 11.38pm call with blood ‘pouring’ out of him.
Officer Surmi of the Grants Pass Police asked Thomas if he hit himself and Thomas denied it, saying Blount was ‘freaking crazy’ and that she attacked him.
The report says that the couple had a fight at the Cedarwood Saloon because Thomas accused Blount of cheating on him.
Blount first hit Thomas in the kitchen, leaving blood on the floor, the report says.
His fiancee then began ‘repeatedly hitting him while he was sitting on the couch’, the report continues.
Thomas was left ‘black and blue’ by the beating and was ‘swollen and bleeding’.
Thomas put his pain level at eight out of 10 and said that it ‘hurt like crazy when [Blount] was punching me’.
The couple have since labeled the incident a wake-up call and said they are seeking relationship and alcohol counseling
In the 911 call, Blount said: ‘We went out to the Cedarwood [Saloon] earlier and he said something about some dude and I’m going to go f*** him. It’s not like that’. Pictured: The Cedarwood Saloon
Officer Surmi notes that another police officer at the scene noticed Darlene’s right knuckles were red and had an abrasion on them.
While she was speaking to the cops she washed her hands but they took pictures and video.
Officer Surmi writes that he kept asking Blount if she punched Thomas but she didn’t answer the question, instead saying: ‘I’m the one who called you!’
Officer Surmi writes that he believes Blount got ‘scared’ after hitting Thomas and ‘called 911 to blame Thomas’.
But while Thomas and Blount were fighting on New Year’s Eve, Meghan, 36, was partying with Harry, 33, in Monaco.
The two are said to have flown to Nice and took a helicopter to the tax haven in the South of France where they attended a ritzy party.
The A-list couple are due to marry in May and it is not clear if Thomas will get an invite to Meghan’s big day.
But this isn’t the first time Thomas and Blount had a fight that ended with one of them behind bars. In January 2016 Thomas was arrested for allegedly holding a gun to Blount’s head during another drunken row. Pictured: Thomas Markle Jr’
After the bust up, Thomas blamed it on the pressure of being in the public eye, saying: ‘It hasn’t been easy. Meghan’s relationship with Prince Harry has shone a spotlight on our family.
‘It doesn’t help when you have issues and your sister is engaged to Royalty. It adds a whole new level of scrutiny.’
‘We’ve been under a lot of stress because of all the attention. At some point you find yourself drinking too much to escape the pressure.’
But this isn’t the first time Thomas and Blount had a fight that ended with one of them behind bars.
In January 2016 Thomas was arrested for allegedly holding a gun to Blount’s head during another drunken row.
WHAT MEGHAN MARKLE’S FUTURE SISTER-IN-LAW TOLD 911 WHEN SHE CALLED THE POLICE ON THE ACTRESS’ BROTHER
911 Operator: Has he been drinking?
Darlene Blount: Yes he has. I didn’t really say much. He’s been rude all night.
911: Have you done any drugs? Any prescription meds, anything like that?
Blount: I don’t think so, not around me.
911: Are you out of the house?
Blount: I’m in the garage.
911: Are there any children in the house?
911: Did he say anything to you?
Blount: He was telling me to leave earlier and I walked in and….(not audible).
911: Was he saying anything while he was hitting himself?
Blount: No. Not that I know of, it’s really f***ing weird.
911: Can I get his name please?
Blount: Thomas Markle Jr
911: Can you spell his last name?
911: Does he have red hair?
911: What’s your name hun?
Blount: Darlene Blount.
911: Have you been drinking at all?
Blount: I’ve had about three beers.
911: Are there any weapons in the house?
Blount: Kitchen knives.
Blount: He threatened me all night.
911: What did he say?
Blount: We went out to the Cedarwood (saloon) earlier and he said something about some dude and I’m going to go f*** him. It’s not like that.
911: Did he threaten your life, did he say he was going to hurt you or kill you?
Blount: It was more mentally abusive type s***.
911: Have you hurt him before?
Blount: Just mentally but I’m more in fear for his own safety right now (inaudible) really f***ing weird to me. I don’t know what to do.
911: He was conscious, was he coherent or did he sound…
Blount: I tried talking to him and he didn’t say a word to me.
911: Can you walk out the front of the house without going through the house?
911: What room was he in in the house?
Blount: The living room.
Blount: I don’t want to get him into trouble or anything.
911: We want to do what’s best for him.
Blount: It’s a mental thing I think.
911: My officers are there…they want you to stay in the garage.
911: Can you hear anything coming from the house?
Blount: I’ve heard cursing.
911: Can you still hear?
Blount: I can’t hear him at all. Honestly…
Blount: I’m scared, he’s a big guy.
911: But he’s never physically harmed you?
Blount: I’m sure you’ve seen the police reports, he held a gun to my head. He’s never hurt me put but he’s put me in fear of my life.
911: Are there guns in the house?
Blount: No there’s no, absolutely not. I’m just saying.
911:Was it a pistol type gun (he used before)?
Blount: I’m sure you’ve pulled it up.
911: I haven’t puled it up.
Blount: He lived at a different address, so yes. I’m not saying he’s doing that now, he’s doing weird s*** that’s scaring me so much.
(Talking about dogs in house)
Blount: She won’t bite them (cops) but she will bark continuously. She’s a really good dog, she’s a Chihuahua.