Sir Geoffrey Boycott’s wife has called on domestic violence charities to stop ‘crucifying’ her spouse above his conviction for assaulting his previous lover.
Rachael Boycott, 67, statements the previous England cricket captain Sir Geoffrey was wrongly convicted of beating up Margaret Moore in a French lodge home in 1996.
She claims her spouse thoroughly justifies his knighthood, which he is due to get at Buckingham Palace nowadays, and brands Ms Moore a ‘bunny boiler’.
Sir Geoffrey, 79, was offered the gong final calendar year in previous Prime Minister Theresa Might‘s resignation honours checklist, sparking outrage amid domestic abuse charities.
Rachael Boycott (suitable) states her partner Geoffrey (remaining) is harmless and has termed on domestic abuse campaigners to leave him by itself
In Mrs Boycott’s 2,000-word letter of defence, she indicates her spouse was intentionally framed by Ms Moore so she could sell her story. Boycott allegedly pinned her down and punched her additional than 20 situations.
‘Just prevent for a moment and take into consideration has there ever been a miscarriage of justice,’ Mrs Boycott wrote in the letter, noticed by The Everyday Telegraph.
‘Could you be wrongly crucifying a great gentleman? Just take into consideration – could he really be telling the truth?
‘My belief soon after sitting by way of the court scenario and becoming at Geoffrey’s side during his ordeal, is that Ms Moore was a ‘bunny boiler’ who saw Geoffrey as a meal ticket when she was about to go bankrupt for £800,000.’
England cricket legend Sir Geoffrey Boycott (left) was convicted of beating his then-girlfriend Margaret Moore (proper) all through a furious argument at a lodge in the south of France in 1996
Ms Moore has usually stood by her account and French magistrates delivered a guilty verdict to Sir Geoffrey in 1998 that was upheld on appeal.
She told the court Sir Geoffrey was ‘very strong’ and she ‘couldn’t end him’ inspite of her ‘screaming and screaming’.
The former cricketer has generally protested his innocence. He insists his ex-girlfriend bumped her head whilst drunkenly ‘hitting and kicking’ him.
Responding to the backlash in excess of the historic assault charge when his honour was announced, Sir Geoffrey explained to Martha Kearney on BBC Radio 4: ‘I do not give a toss about her, adore, it was 25 many years back.’
Mrs Boycott, who has been married to Sir Geoffrey for 17 yrs, despatched the letter to major critics of her husband’s knighthood, together with the domestic violence charities Women’s Support and Woman’s Belief, and the Labour MPs Harriet Harman and Dawn Butler.
Former Spice Girl Mel B was also included in the checklist of recipients, following beforehand describing Sir Geoffrey as a ‘disgrace to Yorkshire’.
In the letter, Mrs Boycott refers to freshly-uncovered court documents that she promises undermines Ms Moore’s account.
‘I would like to share evidence with you that I imagine casts significant doubt on Ms Moore’s tale. By taking her aspect unconditionally, I imagine you danger devaluing authentic domestic abuse,’ she writes.
Overlook Moore (earlier mentioned just after the assault) accused the cricketer of hitting her when she grabbed his costly go well with and attempted to toss it out of a window, a declare Boycott himself has usually denied
The paperwork reportedly incorporate a file of a British choose accusing Ms Moore of a ‘deliberate lack of truthfulness’ through a individual bankruptcy listening to soon just after the assault.
Mrs Boycott claimed: ‘My belief soon after sitting by means of the courtroom case and remaining at Geoffrey’s side through his ordeal, is that Ms Moore was a ‘bunny boiler’ who noticed Geoffrey as a food ticket when she was about to go bankrupt for £800,000.
‘I believe she made the decision to make the allegations and market her story after he refused to marry her. She even explained to Max Clifford she needed a million. That is how deluded she was.’
The documents reportedly clearly show Ms Moore’s IT company experienced money owed of £1.3million.
It is also claimed a barrister for Ms Moore requested for £1million for her silence more than the attack.
An additional legal letter is stated, in accordance to The Telegraph, to present she designed false accusations versus her ex-husband to stop him looking at their two youngsters.
A marketing consultant forensic psychiatrist quoted in the paperwork concluded Ms Moore was ‘probably a pathological liar’ and had ‘a identity disorder with hysterical and psychopathic features’.
Ms Moore did not reply to the Everyday Telegraph’s requests for comment final night time.