BARONESS Mone has explained that she instructed her lawyers to repeatedly lie about her involvement in selling faulty PPE because she is innocent of any crime.
The Conservative peer, who made profits of £60 million from selling PPE the Department of Health says was unusable, only lied about it because she is not guilty in any way.
She said: “Yes, I paid lawyers huge fees to intimidate any newspaper that accurately reported that I was connected to PPE Medpro. Because that’s what the innocent do.
“When you’re as blameless in your business dealings as I am, you lie about it. You lie because you fear people won’t understand, just because the business in question is being investigated by the National Crime Agency. And sued for breach of contract.
“You lie about not being aware there was a VIP lane, when actually you were and jumped right in it. You lie about not receiving any financial benefit when £30 million’s been paid into your offshore trust. You lie about lying. Because you’ve done nothing wrong.
“And now I’m telling the truth about those lies, not due to being caught but due to my innate, irreproachable honesty, the public must believe me. Like when I say I didn’t buy a yacht with the money. Nobody has any cause to doubt that.”
She added: “It’s so hard being innocent and misunderstood. And rich.”