Liz Hurley has denied a torrid affair with Bill Clinton, describing such rumours as “ludicrously silly”.
As celebrity gossip goes, it takes some beating: actress and model Elizabeth Hurley has year-long affair with Bill Clinton while he was US President.
Throw in the suggestion that they had a liaison in the White House while Hillary Clinton was next door, and that Mr Clinton ended it when he realised he was falling in love, and you have a story that rivals Marilyn Monroeâs alleged fling with John F Kennedy.
But when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, as Miss Hurley pointed out on Wednesday when she was forced to deny the âludicrously sillyâ report and threatened legal action as it gathered pace online.
The allegations were made by Tom Sizemore, a Hollywood actor who claims to have dated Miss Hurley in the 1990s.
Sizemore was recorded on video boasting to friends that he had arranged Miss Hurleyâs first rendezvous with the president in 1998 following a White House screening of Saving Private Ryan.
The actor was one of the stars of the film and claimed Clinton pulled him away from the screening for a private conversation.
In the video, obtained by the gossip website Radar Online, Sizemore says Clinton asked him: âDid you go with Liz Hurley for four years? Do you still see her?â
When Sizemore confirmed that the couple had dated but were no longer an item, Clinton is said to have asked for Miss Hurleyâs phone number.
In the recording, Sizemore claims the then-President told him: âGive it to me. You dumb m***********r, Iâm the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America.
âThe buck stops here. Give me the damn number.â
Why didn’t he just get the NSA to give it to him?