New John Whittingdale claims by topless model ex 'tittle-tattle'
Embarrassing claims about the private life of John Whittingdale have been branded "tittle-tattle" by people close to the Cabinet minister.
Former topless model Stephanie Hudson claimed the Culture Secretary had breached security protocols while they were in a relationship.
Mr Whittingdale had showed her confidential papers at his constituency home and had also photographed Cabinet ministers at a private meeting in Chequers before secretly texting the image to her, she claimed in a newspaper report at the weekend. But sources insisted that Ms Hudson "never had access" to Government documents and said the Tory MP was entitled to a private life.
Ms Hudson told the Mail on Sunday: "The Red Box was open on his breakfast table and all the papers were strewn on the table.
"He would show me his work schedule and the letters when I would sit next to him.
"He was always saying this important person had been writing to him and he had to respond to so and so.
"I always felt he was trying to show he was important, you know: 'Look at me, I am big'.
"It would have been easy to read the papers either across the kitchen table or when he was out of the room. There was something about Ofcom written on one of them."
The informal name under which she stored Whittingdale in her phone contacts list was 'Sexybum', according to the Mail on Sunday.
She also claimed that when she asked about his job, he told her he was an arms dealer.
The 36-year-old made an appearance in American soft porn series, Hotel Erotica, and was one half of Britain's first Page 3 twins, with her sister Samantha, earning them the label, The Boobie Twins.
Mr Whittingdale faced Labour calls to step aside from decisions about Press regulation earlier this week after it emerged he had dated a sex worker.
But he was backed by Downing Street and said to have Prime Minister David Cameron's full confidence.
A source close to Mr Whittingdale said: "John is a single man. He is entitled to a private life.
"This is just tittle-tattle.
"Stephanie Hudson never had access to Government papers."