THE family of American ex-model claim Boris Johnson visited her flat for IT LESSONS – after it emerged she received thousands in public cash.
Jennifer Accuri, 34, is alleged to have had an affair with the PM at her Shoreditch apartment when he was London Mayor.
Arcuri with then-London Mayor Boris Johnson. She declined to comment on her personal relationship with the Prime Minister[/caption]
But the pair are said to have been so close that pals called them ‘BoJen’ after Ms Arcuri, who had a pole-dancing pole in her home, posted so many photos of them on social media.
The entrepreneur has since denied the rumours and her parents said she was simply helping Mr Johnson get into tech and learn how to be “hip”.
Miss Accuri’s stepdad John Jendrezejewski, 71, told the Daily Mail: ”No way would there have been a sexual relationship. The idea is ridiculous. They weren’t best of friends although good friends.”
A pal added: “He sponsored her. He didn’t s***w her.”
Another pal said that while Boris was “flirtatious” but the pair’s relationship was solely platonic.
He said: “He literally was talking to her about the tech situation, and he wanted an adviser. And if you were a guy, looking for an adviser, would you want some guy in his 40s… or her?”
Mr Johnson is under new pressure after it emerged tech-entrepreneur Miss Accuri won four tax-payer handout’s during his time at City Hall.
A Sunday Times investigation accused his office of helping the ex-pole dancer get £126,000 grants and sponsorship for her companies.
No way would there have been a sexual relationship. The idea is ridiculous. They weren’t best of friends although good friends.
The Prime Minister has denied helping to win public money for Miss Arcuri.
Breaking a 48 hour silence on the bombshell allegations, the PM insisted “everything was done entirely in the proper way” over his professional dealings with Miss Arcuri.
But he would not deny having an extramarital affair with her while he was London Mayor.
Mr Johnson formed a close friendship with Miss Arcuri after the pair met in 2012, and took her on three trade trips with him.
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In an interview with the BBC in New York, he said: “All I can say is I’m very proud of what we did when I was mayor of London, very proud of everything that we did, particularly banging the drum for our city and country around the world.
“And I can tell you absolutely that everything was done entirely in the proper way.”
Current London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a probe into the allegations, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are also investigating grants to Miss Arcuri.
Earlier on Sunday, Mr Johnson had refused to deny the allegations four times while on a flight to New York City to attend a UN summit.
I can tell you absolutely that everything was done entirely in the proper way
The PM would only say: “I’m here to talk about what we’re doing in the UN and this country’s commitment to tackling climate change, and our role in serving as a bridge when it comes to our American and European friends over the crisis in the Gulf”.
Pressed again, Boris said: “I’m here as I say to talk about what we’re going to do at the UN”.
He also refused to discuss whether suggestions that he had helped misuse public funds should be settled with a public inquiry.
Given a final chance to deny any of the allegations, he added: “If you forgive me, I am going to talk about exclusively what we’re going to be doing at the UN”.
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But Boris later appeared to break his own rule.
Later in the exchange with journalists, the PM went on to talk about his time as London Mayor to say how he gets “an ever more enthusiastic response” on hospital visits than them.
Number 10 and Ms Arcuri’s representatives have been contacted for comment.
Arcuri, 34, is said to have described Boris Johnson as ‘one of her best friends’[/caption]
Johnson is dating 31-year-old Carrie Symonds[/caption]
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