It is learned the model-turned-businesswoman had earlier confided to four friends that she had received 126,000 pounds in public money and also had priviledged access to three foreign trade missions.
A British news report further reveals that finance editor of the New York Times, David Enrich, said had head been told of the alleged sexual affair of Jennifer Arcuri to Boris Johnson by two of her friends when he was with another newspaper.
Talking to BBC the prime minister said he had not declared a conflict of interest over his friendship as there was no interest to declare.
Boris said, “Everything was done in accordance with the code… and everything was done with full propriety.”
Enrich said he came to know about the allegations while working on an article on the American businesswoman’s business partner and had spoken to several people who were close to Arcuri.
The article was published in the Wall Street Journal in 2013.
He said, “Two friends from her business class said they had been told by Arcuri that she was sleeping with Boris. They told me that before and after that story ran.”
Earlier, several other stories of Johnson’s private life and allegations of infidelity were published. Some plagued his 25-year marriage to second wife Marina Wheeler.
His affair report with colleague journalist at the Spectator Petronella Wyatt led him getting sacked from the Tory frontbench in 2014.