EX-MODEL Jennifer Arcuri today refused six times to say whether she had an affair with Boris Johnson and rubbished claims he helped her business as being “fake news”.
Speaking exclusively to Good Morning Britain, the 34-year-old finally broke her silence over their alleged sexual relationship while he was married.
Jennifer Arcuri today refused to say whether the pair had an affair after meeting in 2011[/caption]
Ex-model Jennifer Arcuri has finally broken her silence over her alleged affair with Boris Johnson[/caption]
She has been at the centre of a storm over her alleged affair with the Prime Minister and is accused of receiving thousands of pounds of public money while he was London Mayor.
But she repeatedly refused to answer Piers Morgan’s questions on whether the pair had an intimate relationship after meeting in October 2011.
Ms Arcuri said: “Would you like me to ask about your sex life?
“I thought about this a lot. The first reaction is to come out denying everything… but then when I saw the way I am objectified, dragged through the press… I’m not going to answer that.”
REFUSES TO ANSWER AFFAIR QUESTIONS
She added: “You’re forgetting that Boris is extremely personable. It’s not like he singled me out.
“He’s there to talk to anybody. He was always a really good friend.
“Its categorically no one’s business what private life we had or didn’t have. Boris never ever gave me favouritism.
“Because the Press have made me this ex-model pole dancer, I am not going to answer that question. I’m not going to put myself in that position to weaponise that. To use me as a pawn.
“Categorically Boris has nothing to do with all of my other achievements. It’s absolute crap. I’m not going to answer this question. I’m not answering, that’s my record.”
I said I could show him a few things. I asked him to have a go. He sat down with his tea and started muttering.
Jennifer Arcuri discusses the pole in her flat
She did, however, admit he visited her Shoreditch flat – which had a pole in – “around five times”.
When asked whether the then-London Mayor used the pole, she said: “I’m never, never going to tell you that.
“I’m just having a little fun. The pole was just a simple fun thing. The pole sat in the living room, he saw the pole.
“I said I could show him a few things. I asked him to have a go. He sat down with his tea and started muttering.”
She also revealed how she bonded with “electrifying” Boris over their love of William Shakespeare and that he visited her London flat a “handful” of times.
ALEX THE GREAT
After meeting, they exchanged numbers and he later texted her “Boris calling Jennifer” and she used the codename “Alex the Great” on her phone to guard his privacy.
Describing the first time she saw him at the British Venture Capital summit in October 2011, she said: “I turn around and this guy walks in the room.
“His hair is all dishevelled and his shirt is untucked. He has papers that look like I have pulled them out of my pre-school backpack.
“But he turned the room of men into howling schoolgirls. It was electrifying – to see that kind of personality to change the room.
“I was like ‘who is this guy, I need to say hi’.”
She said she got on his Back Boris bus and she persuaded him to speak at one of her business events.
Ms Arcuri added: “On the bus he had a book of short stories.
His hair is all dishevelled and his shirt is untucked. He has papers that look like I have pulled them out of my pre-school backpack.
When she first met Boris
“We spoke about classic literature and Shakespeare and made a bond about that.”
Ms Arcuri also denied asking him for a letter of recommendation and said any suggestion was simply “fake news”.
She added: “Never once did I ask him for a favour. I never asked him for a letter of recommendation. That doesn’t exist. Just like my missing laptop. Fake news.”
The US businesswoman was speaking after claims suggested the PM was offering her favours while allegedly being in a relationship with her.
Mr Johnson has faced claims that when he was London Mayor he recommended Ms Arcuri for a job leading a powerful tech quango.
Leaked emails seen by The Sunday Times showed Mr Johnson was listed as a reference in her application for the role at Tech City.
Ms Arcuri was said to have been a 27-year-old student at the time of applying for the £100,000-a-year job.
In an email leaked to the paper, she allegedly later wrote: “I still have the letter of rec from Boris. hahaha.”
She also reportedly received £10,000 in business cash from an organisation Mr Johnson was responsible for as London Mayor in 2013.
Last month, the PM was referred to the police complaints body to assess whether he should face a criminal probe over his association with Ms Arcuri.
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It followed reports by the same paper that she was given £126,000 in public money and privileged access to three foreign trade missions led by Mr Johnson while he was mayor.
Four of her pals also claimed she had told them she had a sexual relationship with Mr Johnson, 55, while he was married to Marina Wheeler.
In the time the pair were said to be close, she was reportedly given privileged access to three foreign trips in one year – despite her tech firm not meeting the eligibility criteria.
Glamorous Jennifer Arcuri has given a TV interview with Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan[/caption]
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