The Princess Diana interview and Martin Bashir's redacted dossier

The newly revealed documents show Bashir claimed jealousy and discrimination fuelled allegations against him

Princess Diana interviewed in 1995 by Martin Bashir
The 1995 Panorama interview was viewed by millions around the world
(Image credit: Pool Photograph/Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Journalist Martin Bashir said "professional jealousy" and discrimination led to accusations that he used deceit to secure an interview with Princess Diana, newly released BBC emails show.

A court-ordered release of documents from the broadcaster has uncovered messages from Bashir to BBC managers in 2020 in which he continued to deny allegations that he used forged bank statements to obtain an interview with the Princess of Wales in 1995. A 2021 inquiry led by Lord Dyson eventually concluded he had mocked up documents to gain access to Diana.

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