London, July 12 (ANI): Former British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has admitted that she was aware that her husband had been watching pornographic movies before the expenses scandal broke out.
Jacqui resigned from her post after the humiliating revelation that she claimed taxpayer-funded allowances for the cost of two porn films watched by her partner Richard Timney, who later made a public apology.
The Labour Party politician said that the couple often had arguments over Richard’s use of pornography.
“I would argue with him. I would say to him I think porn is wrong because of my feminist background,” the Telegraph quoted her as saying in an interview with the Guardian newspaper.
“It didn’t happen a lot, I was much more angry with him about the fact that we had not properly checked the expense claim than I was about the film,” she added.
Jacqui, who previously served as the first female Home Secretary, said she barely had any hopes that the damage to her reputation “will ever go away”.
She added: “My sister, who is a journalist, says you couldn’t have designed a story that was more embarrassing – or exciting for people. And it happened to me.” (ANI)