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Entertainment

Web Desk
November 18, 2020

Former judge appointed to lead inquiry into Princess Diana's 1995 interview

Entertainment

Web Desk
Wed, Nov 18, 2020

The BBC had appointed a former senior judge to head an inquiry into how the broadcaster secured a famous 1995 interview with the late Princess Diana, according to Reuters.

This month, her brother Charles Spencer said the BBC had failed to apologise for what he said were forged documents and “other deceit” which led him to introduce Diana to journalist Martin Bashir.

During her interview with Bashir, watched by more than 20 million viewers in Britain, Diana shocked the nation by admitting to an affair and giving intimate details of her failed marriage to heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles.

The BBC’s Director General Tim Davie said the broadcaster was determined to get to the truth about Spencer’s claims.

“This is an important investigation which I will start straight away,” said John Dyson, the former Supreme Court justice appointed to lead the inquiry. “I will ensure it is both thorough and fair.”

Spencer says Bashir made a series of allegations to himself and his sister such as that Diana was being bugged by the security services and that  two senior aides were being paid to provide information about her. He says Bashir provided fake bank statements to back up the claim.