It turns out the Max Mosley’s alleged Nazi-orgy fantasy may have been only half as interesting as reality. He contested that there was any Nazi theme to the encounter. Unbeknownst to Mosley, one of the prostitutes in the orgy appears to be the wife of a MI5 spy. For those who work in the national security field, it is a surprising development given the background checks common for top clearances. Even as a lawyer, my clearances have come with elaborate field interviews and polygraphs. This was a fatal disclosure for the spy who hid an obvious vulnerability to blackmail or pressure from a foreign intelligence source. The MI5 officer has since resigned.
It is certainly a case of fact being stranger that fiction. The original story was discussed here as the racing car figure paid five prostitutes to abuse him and then have sex with him in a Nazi setting. Now, it turns out that while Mosley appeared captivated by the concentration-camp-lice inspection-orgy fantasy, the wife of spy-racing car official-orgy was a lost opportunity.
MI5 does its own background checks, which will now be given intense scrutiny. Click here.
In the meantime, Mosley has thus far refused to resign as head of Formula One.
Update: Mosley has successfully secured damages for stories that the video was Nazi themed. He won £60,000 ($90,000) damages in a decison that found that his privacy had been breached.
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