British politician Henry Bolton is in the midst of major fallout following racist remarks reportedly made by his girlfriend, Jo Marney, about Meghan Markle.
According to the Daily Mail’s Sunday edition, the publication obtained a string of shocking text messages sent by Marney about Markle. The comments allegedly occurred three weeks prior to Marney starting a relationship with Bolton, and the exchange happened between Marney and an unnamed male friend.
In the offensive remarks, Marney stated that Prince Harry’s “black American” fiancée would “taint” the royal family with “her seed” and usher in a “black king.” She referred to Markle as “a scrubber” (derogatory slang in the U.K. and Australia that essentially means slut), a “gender equality twat,” “a dumb little ‘actress’ that no one has heard of” and a “dumb little commoner” with a “tiny brain.”
— Jo Marney (@Jo_Marney) December 26, 2017
Marney’s unconscionable remarks also reportedly include her saying she would never have sex with “a negro” because she thinks they are “ugly.”
When the person she was messaging pushed back by calling her racist, Marney essentially scoffed, responding, “lol so what? Not wanting other races and cultures to invade your own culture doesn’t mean I hate their race. Just means I don’t want their cultures invading mine.”
Upon being made aware of the hateful messages, leaders of the U.K. Independence Party, the political party Bolton is currently the head of, immediately suspended Marney from the party.
Bolton is already embroiled in scandal for leaving his wife and mother of his two children, Tatiana Smurova, for the much younger Marney. Bolton is scheduled to attend a meeting next Sunday to discuss his fate.
In a statement to the Mail, Marney reportedly issued an apology for her remarks, claiming, “No offense was intended and, again, I apologize unreservedly for any such offense or hurt that my messages have caused to members of the public, members of UKIP, my friends, family and loved ones.”
Prince Harry and Markle, who announced their engagement in November 2017, have yet to comment.