Princess Diana Butler Paul Burrell on Hidden Camera Sting by Brit Tabloid.
By Art Harris, (c) www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
Joran Van der Sloot isn’t the only one caught on tape confessing to something.
Not that Diana’s Butler, Paul Burrell, can be compared to the Aruban slimeball, who claimed to be lying when he confessed to dumping Natalee Holloway’s body in the Carribean. Only thing, he wasn’t under oath, just under the influence of pot’s Purple Haze, purportedly.
But Burrell WAS legally under oath in London when he testified as Diana’s trusted servant at the $20 million inquest into her mindset, life and loves that could prove key in feretting out any dark causes behind the tragic crash in a Paris tunnel that killed her and pal, Dodi Fayed.
His father, Mohammed, owner of Harrad’s and one of the richest men in the kingdom, has been consumed by grief for a decade, fueled with a passion to prove a Royal murder conspiracy to keep Diana from marrying his son, a Muslim.
Whatever secrets her loyal Butler knows, though,he admits he withheld information during his recent inquest testimony, according to a shocking videotape secretly recorded in New York hotel room by Brit reporters for the Sun, posing as businessmen interested in his line of furniture.
“I told the truth as far as I could â€” but I didn’t tell the whole truth,” Burrel, 49, said on the bombshell tape. He described how he deliberately fudged the facts before Britain’s High Court judge. “Do you honestly think I’ve told everything I know? Of course I haven’t.”
Author of two Diana books, Burrell has been attacked for exploiting his ties to the Royals, and could face perjury charges that could put him behind bars for a decade. Check out the excerpt from the Sun’s three hour tape caught by a hidden camera.
Beyond a father’s suspicions, and I can understand the need to believe the death was more than just another trite drunken driver at the wheel, but from covering the aftermath, investigating the crash, interviewing Dodi’s cousins in Paris, and French EMT’s on the scene, and personally retracing what driver Henri Paul did–and drank–that night, it appears alcohol was the killer.
After the crash, the Paris prosecutor’s office said Paul’s blood registered “a concentration of alcohol at an illicit level,” according to a statement within days of the deaths.
France has set the legal limit of alcohol in a driver’s blood at 0.5 grams per liter of blood. That equals two glasses of beer or one glass of wine. Prosecutors said Paul’s blood-alcohol level was 1.75 grams, more than three times the legal limit, and equal to blowing a .175 under the U.S. system.
I wasn’t surprised to hear that after retracing Paul’s steps that night, first stop a favorite lesbian bar in the neighborhood where he was fondly remembered as a nice guy who liked Pernod and had a couple there before moving on to another nearby bar where I was told he had a couple more. Then it was on to the Ritz, where he would pick up the Princess and her suitor, and enjoy another 2-3 apertifs at the elegant bar in the lobby, staff confided, before climbing behind the wheel for the fateful ride.