LONDON: A US tech entrepreneur on the centre of allegations of misconduct involving British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has advised a newspaper they did have an affair when he was mayor of London.
The Daily Mail reported on Saturday that Jennifer Arcuri, when requested if she had an affair with Johnson, stated: “I think that goes without saying … it’s pretty much out there.”
In an interview with the newspaper, Arcuri says Johnson, who was married to second spouse Marina Wheeler on the time, bombarded her with “avalanches of passion”.
Arcuri gave quite a lot of TV interviews after the allegations got here to gentle, saying she and Johnson had loved a “very special relationship”, although she repeatedly refused to say whether or not they had had an affair.
Johnson was London mayor from 2008 to 2016. He grew to become prime minister final yr.
Downing Street had no speedy remark.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) launched an investigation in September 2019 following a newspaper report that Johnson, when mayor of London, had did not disclose his private hyperlinks to Arcuri, who obtained hundreds of kilos in public funding and locations on official commerce journeys.
Johnson denied any wrongdoing, saying every little thing was executed with full propriety and that there was no curiosity to declare.
In May the IOPC stated he wouldn’t face prison motion.
The matter was referred to the watchdog as a result of Johnson was head of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, a job equal to a police commissioner, throughout his time period as mayor.