How Boris Johnson’s mistress bragged to his assistants: emails reveal Jennifer Arcuri’s clashes with prime minister’s staff over his appearances at her corporate events
- Reports show how Jennifer Arcuri signed Boris Johnson for speaking events
- However, the officials’ reports indicate that his town hall staff did not know
- In one message, Ms. Arcuri seemed to address Mr. Johnson as ‘sweetheart’
- The American entrepreneur was to be told by exasperated officials, “ Please can’t you go directly through the mayor? ” Was revealed in 240 pages of emails
- Documents are likely to be examined by the Greater London Assembly oversight committee to investigate whether the then mayor has given preferential treatment
Extraordinary emails reveal how Boris Johnson’s lover collided with his officials while performing at her corporate events.
Official reports reveal how Jennifer Arcuri signed up the then Mayor of London to speak at top tech conferences without his City Hall staff knowing.
She boasted that ‘Boris herself has been my point of contact’ prior to a video chat with Silicon Valley executives.
The American entrepreneur had to be told by exasperated officials, “Couldn’t you please go straight through the mayor?”
In one message, Miss Arcuri appeared to address Mr. Johnson as’ sweetheart ‘and asked,’ May I apply for this October missionary trip? Come with me when we go 😉 ?? !!!! ‘
Official reports reveal how Jennifer Arcuri (right) enlisted then Mayor of London Boris Johnson (left) to speak at top technical conferences without his City Hall staff knowing. Pictured: Boris Johnson Mayor of London with Jennifer Arcuri from Innotech Live on October 30, 2013
Lover messages annoying officials
February 26, 2013
Jennifer Arcuri to City Hall
Must go on promotion … we have them all Los Angeles and San Fran aligning. Any question about its validity event then talk to Boris himself as he has been my point of contact.
March 26, 2013
City Hall to Jennifer Arcuri
I have now confirmed this in his diary. The mayor is incredibly busy and we would appreciate it if the mayor comes through the cabinet. The mayor sometimes cannot see his diary and I have had to rearrange the diary considerably to accommodate this event. Please cannot go directly through the mayor.
October 21, 2013
UK Trade & Investment to City Hall
UKTI is supporting a web discussion on ‘Why London Can Help Accelerate Young Businesses from the Muslim World’. [Redacted] and Jennifer Arcuri have circulated a draft note for this saying it will be hosted by Boris, so be slightly surprised if this is news to you.
July 13, 2015
Jennifer Arcuri to the town hall
Dear [redacted] May I apply to continue this missionary journey October? I really do really need to visit this Hacker house !!! Come with me when we go;-) ??!!!!! Xxx
The 240 pages of emails and documents are likely to be examined by the Greater London Assembly’s oversight committee as it investigates whether or not the then mayor gave preferential treatment to Miss Arcuri and her firms InnoTech, Playbox and Hacker House.
It comes after the 36-year-old admitted she had a four-year affair with Mr. Johnson, including claims of sex on the couch of his family home while his wife was at work.
The emails date back to early 2013, the year after she claimed the couple started seeing each other, when Miss Arcuri wanted Mr Johnson to hold his first ‘Google Hangout’ video meeting at her InnoTech Summit in Canary Wharf. She promoted him as the main attraction of the event before his staff heard about it.
In a message to an unnamed official, she wrote: “I don’t want to do anything to put someone off at the mayor’s office, but I do have to get started to get promoted. As you know we have all of Los Angeles and San Fran coordinating and so for this event we also have to work with them logistically.
“If you have any questions about the validity of this event, please contact Boris himself, as he was my point of contact.”
A senior official replied: “In our conversation, the mayor is incredibly busy and we would appreciate it if the mayor came through the cabinet. The mayor sometimes cannot see his diary and I have had to rearrange the diary considerably to accommodate this event.
“Please can’t you go directly through the mayor. Also as discussed, feel free to list the mayor as a speaker on the website, but you can remove him as a partner or sponsor. ‘
Miss Arcuri later drafted a press release quoting the mayor, but it was changed by City Hall to make it ‘much less strange’.
In the fall of that year, Ms. Arcuri told people that Mr. Johnson would be attending an event of hers at the World Islamic Economic Forum at the ExCel Center in London.
She told an employee that his appearance had been ‘confirmed’, but they replied, ‘Unfortunately, the mayor cannot be present.’
Jennifer Arcuri has claimed that she and Boris Johnson (together in 2014) had a four-year affair in which she sent him ‘artsy’ topless photos – but insists they had an ‘intellectual appeal’
An intriguing freedom of information disclosure email, dated July 2015, was sent by Miss Arcuri to a person in City Hall whose name had been removed, and appeared to refer to a trade mission to Israel that she and Mr. Johnson were both attending .
It said, “Dearest [redacted]Can I sign up for this October mission trip? I really must visit this Hacker house !!! Come with me when we go 😉 ?? !!!!! Xxx ‘
Downing Street declined to comment, but on Monday, Mr. Johnson’s press secretary, Allegra Stratton, insisted, “He believes in the broader principles of integrity and honesty.”
She pointed out that he had been cleared of all impropriety by the Independent Office for Police Conduct last year.