A WRITER has revealed how Boris Johnson agreed to let him raise the then-Mayor of London’s secret love child with a glamorous art dealer.
William Cash said he had fallen in love with Helen Macintyre – even planning to propose – when she revealed her baby girl Stephanie’s father was none other than Mr Johnson.
In an excerpt from his book Restoration Heart novel for the Daily Mail, Mr Cash claimed he had been willing to raise the little girl as his own whether people knew the identity of her father or not.
And he said he and Ms Macintyre had agreed to tell Mr Johnson about their future plans in a two-hour long “Boris Summit” at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair.
Mr Cash claimed he had insisted she meet with her former lover, saying: “This is between you and Boris. Tell Boris that I’m in love with you and that I’m very fond of Stephanie and that I want to bring her up in Shropshire.”
And he said that when she returned, she told him: “Boris is fine with our plan. He’s fine with you bringing up Stephanie.”
Mr Cash claimed the couple had been starting to plan their life together, putting together a home in Shropshire to raise Stephanie.
Dreaming of becoming a happy, extended family, Mr Cash said he was even thinking of buying an engagement ring and planning for more kids.
But their plans for the future fell apart when Mr Johnson was revealed to be Stephanie’s father.
In his novel, Mr Cash claimed Ms Macintyre texted to say she didn’t want him to return to their home, “insinuating” that he was responsible for the news.
Boris is fine with our plan, he’s fine with you bringing up Stephanie
But the writer said he had ultimately confronted Mr Johnson months later at a lunch of British business leaders at the Belvedere hotel to tell him he had nothing to do with the leak.
He claims he told him: “I wanted to marry Helen and bring up your daughter as my own. It was that simple.”
He said Mr Johnson replied: “Thanks for letting me know” before they parted ways.
Mr Johnson had been married to Marina Wheeler when he fathered Ms Macintyre’s child.
Of his five children, Stephanie is the youngest after she was born in 2009.
The politician initially denied he was her father and was not named on the birth certificate.
However, his relations were revealed after a 2013 court battle in which he sought an injunction to prevent her existence being reported.
It is not believed her elder half-siblings or her father have anything to do with her.
The Sun Online has contacted No10 for comment.
But Mr Cash maintained that despite everything, he had backed Boris to become Prime Minister two years ago.
Calling himself a “true Boris believer”, Mr Cash said Mr Johnson was “unique” with his “election-winning charisma”.
Mr Cash’s allegations come as Boris Johnson fights to push Brexit through after vowing Britain would leave the EU on October 31.
Mr Johnson decided to “play hardball” after a week in which MPs hijacked Parliamentary rulebook to force him into a further Brexit delay.
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