Louis Tomlinson’s step-father has hit back at claims he posted threats online.
Mark Tomlinson insisted he wasn’t “a violent man” after sending a message to the singer’s natural dad Troy Austin over alleged claims that he would drop a “bombshell” about Louis if he continued to ignore him.
Mark, who had helped bring up the One Direction singer since he was little, tweeted: “Blackmail????????? Stupid man. Got a good mind to pay you a visit!!!!.”
He clarified his comments, saying: “Just for the record. I’m Louis’ Dad and have been all his life. I love him with all my heart.
“For the record, when I said ‘pay a visit’ I meant to talk. I’m not a violent man. I’m just protecting my son. ”
Troy and Louis have not spoken since a row three years ago.
Troy hoped they could heal the rift when it was revealed Louis, 23, is to be a father himself after a fling with pal Briana Jungwirth.
But the Sunday People exclusively revealed he has allegedly vowed to rock his son’s life if he rejects him.
A source said: “Troy told friends he has something which would really throw a grenade into things.
“It’s a bombshell. This is his final shot at getting Louis’s attention.”
Mark is no longer with Louis’s mum Johannah but he and the star remain on good terms.
Hotel owner Troy previously claimed: “I’ve had threats, I’ve had his dad wanting to meet up or something.”