May 6, 2001: Fantasist Nadine Milroy-Sloan telephones publicist Max Clifford claiming to have been raped at a party in Ilford the previous evening. She implicates the MP Neil Hamilton and his wife.
This extraordinary, outrageous and high profile case was actually a godsend to Hamilton, who had lost a libel action to a man who had openly accused the Duke of Edinburgh of murdering Diana Princess of Wales! Shortly after Milroy-Sloan made her allegation to Max Clifford, he was declared bankrupt.
In August, Neil and Christine Hamilton were arrested on suspicion of rape. Their computer was seized - tell me about it! The case against them was easily refuted, and would have been laughable if this woman had not also accused another man of the same offence. Barry Lehaney had previous convictions including for drug offences; he had also met the non-victim. Had she accused only him, she would very likely have been believed, and he would have faced a lengthy sentence.
On June 13, 2003, Nadine Milroy-Sloan was given a three year sentence at the Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court in Central London.
This civil judgment gives some further background.
In September 2014, she was given a four year sentence after falsely accusing a former lover of threatening to kill her with a Samurai sword. The poor bloke had spent 3 months on remand. At this time she was using the name Emily Checksfield.
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