A bombshell book titled The Gambler, by author Tom Bower, alleges Stanley Johnson broke the nose of his wife – Boris’s mum – in a ‘one off incident’
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Boris Johnson dad Stanley broke the Prime Minister’s mother’s nose resulting in her needing a trip to hospital, a new book alleges today.
The domestic violence revelation is one of a string of disclosures in The Gambler, a new biography of Mr Johnson by author Tom Bower.
In the book, Mr Bower describes Stanley’s first marriage, to Mr Johnson’s mother Charlotte, as violent and unhappy.
She is reported to be quoted as saying: “He broke my nose. He made me feel like I deserved it.”
Charlotte is also reported to have told the author: ‘I want the truth to be told.’
Last night, family friends confirmed the story to the Mail on Sunday but insisted that the incident had been a one-off.
The friends said it happened in the 1970s when Charlotte had ‘flailed’ at Stanley, who broke her nose when ‘flailing back’.
They added that Stanley, now 80, deeply regretted the incident, which led to Charlotte being taken to hospital, and denied that he had been violent on any other occasion.
When approached by the newspaper Stanley Johnson declined to comment and said he hadn’t read the book.
Just last week, there were calls for Stanley to be fined after he was spotted without a mask while buying a newspaper in a shop in Maida Vale, west London.
But despite calls for him to receive a £200 fine, the Met Police decided not to chase him up as he was not caught in real-time.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said at the time: “In relation to individuals, it’s for police to determine what action to take.
“What the PM is clear on is the rules apply to everyone and everyone should follow them.”
News – Boris Johnson’s dad Stanley ‘broke wife’s nose in domestic incident’