- American tech entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri has admitted to having an affair with Boris Johnson in an interview with the Daily Mail.
- The affair between Johnson, 56, came under public scrutiny when it was revealed that Arcuri, 33, had benefited from thousands of pounds of public money, including funds from the mayor of London’s advertising agency.
- She was also attached to trade missions to New York and Tel Aviv after interventions from Johnson’s office despite not meeting the criteria of these trips.
- However, the Prime Minister avoided a criminal investigation after the police watchdog could not find any evidence of his influence on the money and trips.
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US tech entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri has reportedly admitted to having an affair with Boris Johnson in the past after accusations that he used his then position as mayor of London to get her favorable treatment.
Asked if she had an affair with the Prime Minister while he was with his then-wife Marina Wheeler, Arcuri said: “I think it goes without saying … It̵
Their relationship came under public scrutiny when it was revealed that Arcuri had benefited from thousands of pounds of public money, including funds from London Mayor’s promotional agency, London and Partners (L&P).
She was also connected to trade missions to New York and Tel Aviv after interventions from Johnson’s office despite not meeting the criteria of these trips.
However, the Prime Minister avoided a criminal investigation after the police watchdog could not find any evidence of his influence on the money and trips.
Arcuri has previously said that after the couple met in 2011, the then mayor visited up to 10 visits to her home office in Shoreditch and spoke for free at four events hosted by her startup company, Ino tech, the Evening Standard reported.
The Guardian added that in the interview in Kentucky, where she is currently visiting family, Arcuri also discussed being bombarded by Johnson’s “avalanches of passion.”
“At the time, I cared for him very deeply, but I never used the L-word. I would not have admitted to being in love. I was very interested in this man, and I think it’s quite clear. That’s all I want. themselves, “she said.
The prime minister avoided a criminal investigation after the Independent Police Conduct Office (IOPC) was unable to find any evidence of his influence on money given to Accuri or her participation in trade mission trips.
It added that it was not able to determine the nature of the relationship between the two. It said there was a “close connection” and they “may have been intimate” during the period under investigation.
Although their 112-page report found that it would have been “wise” for Johnson to declare a conflict of interest and non-compliance with this could have been a violation of the ‘Nolan Principles’ or ethical standards expected of government officials.
A spokesman for the Prime Minister addressed the issue in May: “We welcome the fact that this politically motivated complaint has been dropped. Such annoying allegations of incompetence in office were untrue and unfounded.
“An independent review by the government’s internal audit agency also showed that the Labor Party’s allegations were false. This was not a police matter and we consider this to be a waste of police time.”
Arcuri also denied any financial misconduct and told the Daily Mail: “They claim I profited financially from my friendship with Boris … That’s not true.”