Lady Diana: her former driver back in the spotlight

Lady Diana: her former driver back in the spotlight
Lady Diana: her former driver back in the spotlight

He won his case. After years of fighting to try to restore his honor, Stephen Davies, Lady Diana’s former driver got what he wanted. On Wednesday May 15, 2024, he settled a High Court defamation case with the BBC following allegations. In fact, he was accused of disclosing information concerning the mother of princes William and Harry before her interview with the BBC.

In November 1995, she created controversy by making serious revelations about the British royal family. Lady Diana spoke with Martin Bashir. Four months later, the man who was his driver at the time was fired from his position despite facing terrible accusations.

Lady Diana’s former driver said he was relieved by the decision

According to a BBC investigation, Martin Bashir assured Lady Diana and her brother, Earl Spencer, that his driver”fed the Today newspaper“. He was therefore asked to separate from this driver. However, the latter has always denied these assertions. In the High Court, this defamation case was heard. The BBC said it recognized that the allegation “was and is totally false.

Thus, Stephen Davies’ lawyer indicated that the BBC had agreed to pay a “amount of compensation” as well as his legal costs. For his part, the princess’s former driver assured, in a press release, thathe was relieved to have finally reestablished the truth and to be able to clear his name and reputation.

Lady Diana’s former driver was devastated when he was fired

He said he was shocked to learn of the false allegations that “were most likely the cause of my sudden dismissal” had been made about him almost 30 years ago. His lawyer recalled how devastated he was when he learned of his dismissal.

He had maintained a close professional relationship with the princess throughout the many years when he had worked for her and no reason was given for his dismissal“, declared Carter-Ruck.

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