Jennifer Arcuri has refused to confirm or deny having a physical relationship with the UK prime minister, as it would be “weaponized” against him.
The former model Jennifer Arcuri told ITV that it was “no-one’s business” whether she had an affair with Johnson when he was Mayor of London.
She told that Johnson, who she described as “a very close friend” who she “cares about deeply,” visited her flat around 10 times, but refused that their close relationship was the reason why Johnson had granted her thousands of pounds of public cash as well as access to foreign trade missions.
“She added: “Because the press has created me this objectified, ex-model pole dancer, I really am not going to answer that question.”
“It’s no one’s business what personal life we had or did not have,” she told.
“Because the press has made me this objectified, ex-model pole dancer, I really am not going to answer that question…
“I’m not aiming to allow you to put me in a position wherever you weaponize my answer.
“She denied a report in last week’s Sunday Times that Johnson had approved her for a senior tech job as fake news, adding that “Boris never wrote me a letter. Never.”
In a bizarre moment when questioned by host Piers Morgan whether Johnson had ever used the pole-dancing pole in her flat, she replied: “I’m never going to tell you that.”
Pressed repeatedly about her relationship with Johnson, she asked Morgan: “has it been ten minutes yet. Are you falling in love with me?”