Boy band star blackmailed?: Louis Tomlinson Blackmail
Published: August 3, 2015
Boy band star blackmailed?: Louis Tomlinson Blackmail, As we recently reported, a tabloid newspaper claimed that One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s father, Troy Austin, had told close friends that if his estranged son continued to refuse to meet with him in a bid to reconcile, then he felt he had no option but to “drop a bombshell” secret that would “blow the family apart”.
At the time, we suggested that as allegations about the threat – which could of course been seen as blackmail – were reported by a third-party, they should be treated as hearsay and speculation, given Troy himself wasn’t quoted…
There’s an old adage about how things become distorted when passed-down through several people, and for me, it explains this type of situation perfectly. It is that during the war, a commander sent the message, “Send reinforcements, we’re going to advance,” but by the time it had been repeated to several people, it became, “Send three or four pence, we’re going to a dance.”
Anyway, sure enough, it seems that Troy has subsequently denied making that threat, however, when the story first broke, hundreds of furious One Direction fans sent abusive messages to Troy, and some even issued death threats…
Meanwhile, Louis’ stepfather Mark Tomlinson – obviously, Louis took his surname and it’s been widely reported that the singer thinks of Mark as his father, not Troy – reportedly wrote online, “Blackmail? Stupid man. Got a good mind to pay you a visit!”
But as mentioned above, Troy has denied that he ever threatened to expose some dark family secret, and according to the Daily Star, he’s been left fearing for his life over the drama.
He said, “I’ve had death threats, I’ve had his dad wanting to meet up or something like: ‘I ought to pay you a visit.’
“Any chance at all of me and Louis having a reunion now has blown out of the water after this about me having a bombshell.
“It’s all a load of rubbish – I never would say that.”
He went on to say that he still hopes that in time, Louis – who is expecting his first child with Briana Jungwirth – will give thought to getting in touch with a view to healing their rift, however, he added, “What I want to say to Louis is that, in his own time, I’d like to talk. But I can wait.”
The article adds, “Troy, who wants Louis to know he was paid no fee for this article, is considering reporting the online abuse to the police.”
As ever, we’ll bring you more on this as we get it.
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