The man who allegedly created the ‘forged bank statements’ that convinced Princess Diana to partake in a Panorama interview has broken his silence.
The Princess of Wales took part in the 1995 BBC interview with journalist Martin Bashir three years after she split from Britain’s Prince Charles.
In the interview, Princess Diana revealed that there were ‘three of us in this marriage’ as she suggested that Prince Charles had been having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.
The graphic designer who allegedly created fake documents to arrange Princess Diana’s Panorama interview has called for the truth
Princess Diana spoke about her own affair with James Hewitt and her battles with bulimia, self-harm and depression.
Shortly after the Panorama interview, Queen Elizabeth ordered Prince Charles and Princess Diana to finalise their divorce.
It has often been claimed, however, that Princess Diana may have been duped into appearing on the show.
There have been some doubts about why Princess Diana sat down with the interview with the BBC’s Martin Bashir
A new Channel 4 documentary has claimed that she took part in the show because her brother, Earl Spencer, was shown forged bank statements created by someone allegedly working for the BBC.
The ‘forged’ documents purported to show payments worth £10,500 from two companies to the account of one of Earl Spencer’s employees.
It was said this added to Princess Diana’s fear that she was ‘being spied on’.
It has been suggested that Princess Diana was duped into taking part into the interview
The man who forged the documents to ensure that the interview went ahead has now said that the BBC never interviewed him about his role in the scandal.
He noted that he is glad that the story is in the public sphere as he claimed that he made the documents overnight on a Mac computer.
Matt Wiessler told The Mirror that he received £250 to make the fake documents.
The man who allegedly created the fake documents was never interviewed by the BBC
He admitted:’I haven’t made a statement to the BBC. I did what I had to do. It’s been 25 years — But the world wasn’t ready for [the truth] then.’
A source close to the graphic designer told the publication that Mr Wiessler has never received an apology from the BBC and that the scandal effectively ended his career.
Mr Wiessler will give a ‘comprehensive interview’ for a new ITV documentary on Princess Diana later this month.