Boris Johnson denies groping female journalist


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied allegations that he inappropriately touched a female journalist, Charlotte Edwardes 20 years ago.

Edwardes wrote in The Sunday Times that Johnson had groped her at a lunch in 1999 when he was editor of The Spectator magazine.

When asked in a television interview on Monday if he had inappropriately touched Edwardes thigh as she reported, Johnson answered, “No.”

When subsequently asked if she had made up the account, Johnson responded, “I’m just saying what I said, and I think what the public wants to hear is what we are doing for them and the country and for investment in ways of uniting the country.”

This is coming after days of revelations about Johnson’s relationship with the American tech entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri.

Following Johnson’s denial, Edwardes tweeted that “If the prime minister doesn’t recollect the incident then clearly I have a better memory than he does.”



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