Says “a pal of Boris”
The tabloids have jumped to the defence of top public law barrister Marina Wheeler QC, claiming that she is not the anonymous QC embroiled in the Waterloo rush hour romp fiasco.
The Sun has reported that, according to “a pal of Boris”, the One Crown Office Row silk has been dragged into the sex scandal by vote in campaigners. The rumours have been dismissed as “pure poison” designed to derail prominent Brexiter Johnson’s plans for the future of Britain.
The identity of the female barrister caught in a drunken clinch with City lawyer Graeme Stening outside Waterloo station has remained a mystery for months, ever since the “middle-aged barrister” claimed she was too drunk to consent and had therefore been sexually assaulted. This entitled her to lifelong anonymity, much to the newspapers’ annoyance, leading rumours to circulate about the QC’s identity.
But now The Sun has come out in defence of Wheeler, herself a leading figure in the vote out movement. An unnamed Tory minister, it is reported, has said the rumours are “false” and that it is “members of the Remain camp that have helped fuel the lie”. The unnamed government minister claimed “Marina is entirely innocent in all of this” and “she categorically is not the QC involved”.
Annoyingly, the national newspaper — a prominent Brexit supporter — also said it:
knows the real identity of the QC at the centre of the affair, but cannot reveal it for legal reasons.
Comments on this article are closed for legal reasons.