Downing Street refers back to & # 39; untrue & # 39; claim that Boris Johnson pinched the inner thigh of the female journalist with his & # 39; roaming hands & # 39; during lunch in 1999
- Charlotte Edwardes said the then editor of the Spectator magazine pinched her
- Columnist claimed that she was not only a female guest who was improperly touched
- An adamant spokesperson number 10 pushed back: & # 39; This statement is not true & # 39;
Downing Street has denied allegations by a female journalist that Boris Johnson pinched her thigh during a private lunch in 1999.
Charlotte Edwardes said the prime minister – then the editor of Spectator magazine – took a piece of meat from her thigh.
And the columnist also claimed that she was not the only female guest who was improperly touched by Mr Johnson that day.
But when the prime minister gathered the supporters of the party at the conservative conference in Manchester, a stubborn number 10 pushed back tonight against Edward's accusations and burned them as false.
A prime minister spokesman said: & # 39; This statement is not true. & # 39;
Describe the lunch in Style Edwardes magazine wrote: & # 39; Under the table I feel Johnson & # 39; s hand on my thigh.
Boris Johnson squeezed the (left) thigh of a journalist Charlotte Edwardes in a private lunch with so much force that it made her jerk upright, it was claimed last night
Edwardes said that in 1999 the prime minister – when the editor-in-chief of the magazine Spectator (photo) – took a piece of meat from her thigh
& # 39; He pinches it. His hand is high in my leg and he has enough meat under his fingers to suddenly make me sit up. & # 39;
After lunch thrown by the spectator at their then London office, Edwardes said that she entrusted Mr. Johnson's wandering hands to another woman, who replied: & god, he did exactly the same to me. & # 39;
Edwardes also wrote that she was upset after the now Prime Minister, then partner Marina Wheeler, to his & # 39; current wife & # 39; called.
On Saturday night when MailOnline contacted Downing Street about the allegations, a spokesman declined to comment.
Edwardes recently joined the Sunday Times after leaving the Evening Standard, where she edited the diary section of the newspaper.
Her accusations from Mr. Johnson came when the Sunday Times reported that the American businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri told friends that she had a sexual affair with the then mayor of London.
In 2004, Mr. Johnson was fired from the front line of Tory because of a reported affair with journalist and colleague at the spectator Petronella Wyatt (right)
The prime minister was haunted by allegations that he had wrongly provided benefits to the entrepreneur's company during his time at the town hall.
The latest allegations of infidelity follow a series of well-published stories about Mr. Johnson's private life, some of which had plagued his 25-year marriage to second wife Marina Wheeler.
In 2004 he was fired from the front line of Tory because of a reported affair with journalist and colleague of the spectator Petronella Wyatt.
He described claims about the relationship at the time as & # 39; an inverted pyramid of piffle & # 39 ;.
Affair claims raised their heads again in 2006 when it was reported that the married father of four Anna Fazackerley of the Times Higher Education Supplement had romance.
The court of appeal ruled in 2013 that the public had the right to know that he had conceived a daughter in another adulterous relationship with another woman, Helen Macintyre, while mayor of London in 2009.
Despite years of turmoil, Johnson and his lawyer divorced and started divorce proceedings in 2018 and he now lives on Downing Street with former Tory Party employee Carrie Symonds, 31.
Downing Street declined MailOnline's request for comment.
Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds were all smiling when they arrived arm in arm tonight at the conservative party conference in Manchester
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