The spouse of former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke, who was convicted of sexually assaulting two ladies, has spoken out about her “horrible, humiliating” court ordeal.
Natalie Elphicke at first appeared to face by her husband throughout his trial, when she was photographed holding his hand.
But in a press release after proceedings, she stated she was calling time on a relationship with the “only man I have ever loved”.
Ms Elphicke informed The Sun she dumped the 49-year-old in a personal courtroom, following a video name with their teenage son.
She stated: “It was just awful. The case has been really unpleasant, horrible, upsetting and humiliating.”
At the time of the ruling, she launched a press release which stated: “Today’s verdict is one which brings profound sorrow.
“It ends my 25-year marriage to the one man I’ve ever beloved.”
The Dover MP’s native Conservative affiliation has stated she retains their “full support”.
Charlie Elphicke served as Dover MP between 2010 and 2019, when he was succeeded by Ms Elphicke.
The jury at Southwark Crown Court dismissed his claims that his accusers had been mendacity, as an alternative believing victims who gave tearful proof throughout a three-and-a-half week trial.
Elphicke, a former lawyer who admitted mendacity to police, his spouse and celebration bosses when the allegations had been first put to him, sighed and checked out his lawyer because the jury foreman recorded responsible verdicts in every of three sexual assault allegations.
Elphicke was launched on bail however was warned by the decide, Mrs Justice Whipple that he faces the “very real possibility” of jail.