Jennifer Arcuri and Boris Johnson: What’s a story about?

Ms Arcuri appearing on a BBC's Talking Business programme in 2013Image copyright
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Ms Arcuri appearing on a BBC’s Talking Business programme in 2013

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being investigated for an purported dispute of seductiveness over his loyalty with a US businesswoman. He denies any indiscretion and insists he acted with “full propriety”.

So, what accurately is a quarrel about?

What is Boris Johnson purported to have done?

The matter revolves around a primary minister’s ties with Jennifer Arcuri and either she perceived enlightened diagnosis during his time as mayor of London.

According to a Sunday Times, that initial reported a story, a record businessman was authorised to join him on abroad trade missions in 2014 and 2015.

The journal pronounced one of her businesses had perceived £11,500 in sponsorship income from a mayoral organization when Mr Johnson was mayor and a £15,000 supervision extend for unfamiliar entrepreneurs in Britain.

Media captionJennifer Arcuri: “I’m not going to put myself in a position where we can weaponise my answer”

Mr Johnson is indicted of not dogmatic a personal seductiveness notwithstanding a span carrying a friendship.

However, he has denied any wrongdoing. The primary apportion says there was “no seductiveness to declare” and all was finished “entirely in a correct way”.

Ms Arcuri has refused to contend either she was in an insinuate attribute with Mr Johnson. She pronounced he was only “a unequivocally good friend” and “categorically” had “nothing to do with my other achievements”.

She pronounced they had never discussed sponsorship or grants and Mr Johnson had had zero to do with an additional £100,000 extend awarded to her association by a Department for Culture, Media and Sport in January.

Who is looking into a matter?

An review into a allegations was launched by stream London Mayor, Sadiq Khan.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) – that consists of a mayor of London’s bureau and a 25-member London Assembly – is looking into a matter.

Its slip cabinet has asked Mr Johnson to explain his attribute with Ms Arcuri. It wants to see a timeline of all hit with her. Its 14-day deadline ends on Tuesday.

Mr Johnson has pronounced he will approve with a London Assembly’s ask though added: “On this sole matter, we consider they are barking adult a wrong tree.”

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The cabinet has a energy to serve Mr Johnson in chairman should it wish to. It formerly quizzed him over a unsuccessful £53m plan to build a “Garden Bridge”.

In addition, a GLA’s monitoring officer finished a mention to a military watchdog on 27 September.

Its minute asks a Independent Office for Police Conduct to consider either Mr Johnson has committed a rapist corruption of bungle in open office.

The GLA’s Code of Conduct says public-office holders, including a mayor, should not act in any approach to benefit advantages for families or friends, and should announce private interests to solve any conflicts.

  • PM’s links to Arcuri referred to military watchdog
  • Boris Johnson denies indiscretion over Arcuri link

Who is Jennifer Arcuri?

Jennifer Arcuri describes herself on Twitter as an entrepreneur, cyber-security consultant and producer.

She began her career as a DJ on Radio Disney, before relocating into film – where she wrote, constructed and destined a brief sole during Cannes Film Festival.

Ms Arcuri afterwards combined a streaming height for eccentric film-makers.

But it was her initial of The Innotech Network in London that saw her trail cranky with Boris Johnson. The network hosts events to plead record process and Mr Johnson was a keynote orator during a initial of those, in 2012.

Since then, Ms Arcuri has also another company, Hacker House, that uses reliable hackers to find record solutions for businesses.

  • Arcuri refuses to answer on Johnson attribute


  • 22 September: The Sunday Times publishes allegations about Mr Johnson’s loyalty with Ms Arcuri
  • 24 September: The London Assembly gives Mr Johnson 14 days to yield “details and a timeline of contact” with Ms Arcuri
  • 27 September: The monitoring officer of a Greater London Authority refers Mr Johnson to a Independent Office for Police Conduct
  • 29 September: Mr Johnson denies any indiscretion and tells BBC News all was finished “with full propriety”
  • 7 October: Ms Arcuri tells ITV’s Good Morning Britain programme she “never spoke” to Boris Johnson for assistance to secure any grants or sponsorship for her company
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