The Duchess of York is caught on tape accepting a bribe for setting up access to her husband!
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has been caught on tape accepting a bribe in exchange for access to her ex-husband Prince Andrew – in the amount of $750,000! The flame-haired former royal is on video telling an undercover reporter from Britain’s News of the World: “five hundred thousand pounds when you can to me … open doors.” Fergie then goes on to say: “if you want to meet [Andrew] in your business, look after me and he’ll look after you.”
The disgraced Fergie said in a statement following the tape’s release that her “lapse in judgment” was the result of severe financial problems. This from a woman who is photographed carrying the $6,000 Hermes Birkin handbag and who the New York Post says “prefers a chauffeur-driven Bentley, first-class air travel, and lavish gifts.” Her contract with Weight Watchers netted her $3 million in 2007, but most of her money was lost when her US-based promotions company Hartmoor was dissolved in 2009 with $933,000 in debt!
Prince Andrew has released a statement denying any knowledge of his ex’s scam, a claim she backs up. Fergie did accept $40,000 in cash at the meeting and it is unclear at this time what has or will be done with that money.