American tech entrepreneur, Jennifer Arcuri has admitted to having an affair with Boris Johnson, in an interview with the Daily Mail.
The relationship 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 promotional agency.
She was also joined trade missions to New York and Tel Aviv after interventions from Johnson's office despite failing to meet those trips' criteria.
However, the Prime Minister avoided a criminal investigation after the police watchdog could not find any evidence of his influence over the money and trips.
The American tech entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri has reportedly admitted to previously having an affair with Boris Johnson following allegations 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 that goes without saying… It's pretty much out there… But I'm not going to talk about it," she told the Daily Mail.
Their relationship came under public scrutiny when it was revealed that Arcuri had benefited from public money, including funds the city government's promotional agency.
Arcuri joined trade missions to the US and Israel, despite allegations that she didn't meet the criteria.
However, the prime minister avoided a criminal investigation after the UK's police oversight body investigated and found no evidence of his influence over the money and trips.
Arcuri has previously said that after the pair met in 2011, Johnson made as many as ten visits to her home office and spoke for free at four events hosted by her start-up company, 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 wouldn't have recognized being in love. I cared very much about this man and I think that's resolutely clear. That's all I want to say," she said.
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