BBC To Carry Out Inquiry Into 1995 Lady Diana Interview
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Monday announced that they would hold an inquiry into the famous 1995 interview of Princess Diana that was allegedly secured through forged documents of Diana.
In the interview that was watched by 20 million people, Diana admitted that she had an extramarital affair and gave details about her unhappy marriage with Prince Charles.
“The BBC is taking this very seriously and we want to get to the truth,” Tim Davie, the BBC’s director general, said in a statement about Spencer’s claims.
“We are in the process of commissioning a robust and independent investigation.” He added
Brother of Princess Diana Charles Spencer accused Journalist Martin Bashir of using forged document to secure an interview with Diana. Spencer said earlier this month that BBC has failed to apologise for the interview.
In his Twitter posts on Sunday, Spencer said he knew Bashir had used fake bank statements and other dishonesty to obtain the Diana interview, but said “what I only found out 2 weeks ago … is that the BBC also knew. Not only knew about it, but that they covered it up”.
Martin Bashir who is currently the religious affairs correspondent of BBC didn’t comment on the matter. His acquaintances said that he had a heart surgery recently.
Daily Mail also published a report in which it claimed that security services bugged Diana and that they were paid for doing that. Bashir gave fake bank statements to Diana to to secure the interview.