Jennifer Arcuri refuses to say whether Boris Johnson relationship was sexual
US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri today refused to answer questions on whether she and Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a sexual relationship while he was mayor of the capital.
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Speaking to ITV News this morning, Arcuri said: “It’s really categorically no one’s business what private life we had or didn’t have.”
The Sunday Times has reported that Arcuri received thousands of pounds of public money and accompanied Johnson on official trips. It has also reported that friends of Arcuri have said the relationship between the two was sexual.
Yet asked about it on ITV, Arcuri said: “I really am not going to answer that question.”
“Boris never ever gave me favouritism, never once did I ask him for a favour, never once did he write a letter of recommendation for me,” she said.
She said her and the then mayor of London connected over classical literature and the French philosopher Voltaire. Arcuri said she saved Johnson as “Alex the Great” in her phone contact list.
Arcuri said Johnson had repeatedly visited her apartment, where she even offered Johnson the chance to go on her dancing pole. She said he refused: “He sat down with his tea and started muttering.”
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The Greater London authority has referred the PM to the police watchdog over claims of misconduct. Johnson has denied there was anything improper about the relationship.
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