Jennifer Arcuri 'admits to affair with Boris Johnson', report claims

Elias Hubbard
October 17, 2020

The interview comes after Arcuri told the United Kingdom news outlet ITV in November 2019 that she had "a very special relationship" with Johnson while he served as mayor of London, but that she is "not going to answer the question" on whether it was actually an affair.

In September 2019, multi publications reported that Johnson failed to disclose his personal links to Arcuri, who received thousands of pounds in public funding when he was the mayor of London.

A U.S. tech entrepreneur at the centre of allegations of misconduct involving British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told a newspaper they did have an affair when he was mayor of London. It's pretty much out there...

A U.S. tech entrepreneur, Jennifer Arcuri, at the centre of allegations of misconduct involving British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the affair.

Following a nine-month inquiry the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) found no evidence Mr Johnson influenced the payment of thousands of pounds to the United States businesswoman and said it would not launch a criminal investigation.

During the Daily Mail interview, Ms Arcuri also said she had been bombarded by the PM's "avalanches of passion".

Boris Johnson and Marina Wheeler
Boris Johnson and Marina Wheeler

The prime minister was formally referred to the police watchdog past year over the awarding of public money and trade trips attended by Ms Arcuri while he was at City Hall between 2008 and 2016.

The IOPC said it "would have been wise" to declare his association with the American tech entrepreneur and found evidence that they may have had an "intimate relationship".

"We found no evidence to indicate that Mr Johnson influenced the payment of any sponsorship monies to Ms Arcuri or that he influenced or played an active part in securing her participation in trade missions".

The reports were followed by allegations that the United Kingdom prime minister had engaged in misconduct by showing preferential treatment to Arcuri, including her in private trade talks and facilitating grants of up to £100,000 from state bodies.

In May the IOPC said he would not face criminal action.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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