Problems pile up in new documents linked to Boris Johnson’s former American lover: Report

A pile of hundreds of pages of documents touching on the relationship between a US businesswoman and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London could bring a whole new world of misery to the besieged politician, The Guardian reported on Saturday.

Notes and documents – including emails – are being handed over to officials following a request from the Greater London Authority, which is investigating whether Johnson abused his position as mayor to “distribute and reward” his alleged ex-lover Jennifer Arcuri, according to the newspaper.

Arcuri – a California technology entrepreneur who launched Innotech Network and consulting firm Hacker House – reportedly gained special access to key contacts and around $ 170,000 in grants while living in London. She is said to be collaborating with a tandem London investigation into Johnson’s possible criminal offense.

The Observer reported last year that Johnson had allegedly disregarded staff advice when he was mayor of London to further Arcuri’s business interests.

The Guardian reported that Arcuri himself has offered investigators “hundreds” of fresh pages of notes and text messages allegedly depicting her affair with Johnson, who was mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. He was at the time married to his second of Three wives, Marina Wheeler. Boris has never admitted to having an affair with Arcuri.

The GLA confirmed to the Guardian that investigators “continued to gather information to assess” Johnson’s dealings with Arcuri and would report results “in due course.”

Arcuri turned what she said were diary pages she wrote during her affair with Johnson to veteran British TV journalist John Ware late last year, claiming he was trying to woo her in part with business deals. “How can I be the driving force, the throttle … when you make your career?” Arcuri claimed Johnson questioned her, Ware reported in The Guardian, citing her written comments.

Arcuri has suggested that it was not sex that won her important contacts and income, but her complete persistence (see video above).

The revelations are yet another budding mess for Johnson, who is already under extreme shelling for maskless, ruthless Downing Street party during the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK – and even as the country and Queen Elizabeth mourned Prince Philips’ death the night before his funeral last year.

There was no immediate reaction to the latest Arcuri news from the Prime Minister or his office.

Read the latest Guardian story about Arcuri here.

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