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US News It's no one's business': Jennifer Arcuri won't answer questions over affair with Boris Johnson

10:15  07 october  2019
10:15  07 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Boris Johnson and ex-model businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri It ' s alleged that Boris may have bent rules to help the American entrepreneur win £126,000 in government grants for her businesses . When asked for her reaction to allegations had an affair with then-married Boris , Ms Arcuri dodged

Jennifer Arcuri, Boris Johnson posing for the camera: Jennifer Arcuri faced questions during a live TV interview © NetStorage Jennifer Arcuri faced questions during a live TV interview US entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri has refused to answer questions over her private relationship with Boris Johnson during a TV interview.

Ms Arcuri said the prime minister visited her Shoreditch office and home "five, ten, a handful of times" when he was London mayor and described him as "a really good friend".

She told ITV's Good Morning Britain: "It's really not anyone's business what private life we had."

The businesswoman also denied ever directly asking Mr Johnson for sponsorship money.

She said: "Do you think I would waste his time talking about this stuff?"

Ms Arcuri said she used £10,000 given to her firm from London and Partners, the promotional agency run by the Mayor of London, to "produce (an) event" she hosted in 2013.

She said: "I produce good, really sexy, on-point events."

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PM asks for his 'insufficient' reply to Arcuri claims to be kept secret .
Boris Johnson has provided an "insufficient" response to an inquiry into his relationship with an American model turned technology entrepreneur, the London Assembly has said. The prime minister is facing conflict of interest allegations following claims Jennifer Arcuri was given more than £100,000 in public money and privileged access to overseas trade missions led by Mr Johnson during his time as London mayor.He has refused to deny outright that he had an affair with Ms Arcuri, 34, but previously told Sky News "everything was done with complete propriety" when quizzed on the allegations.

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