Carrie Symonds, 31, has allegedly told friends she is too scared to return to her flat in Camberwell, south east London, claiming she has been the victim of a hate campaign.
Met Police officers were called to the property worth around £750,000 that she shares with the blonde Conservative MP on Friday.
Insiders from Boris’s camp are insisting the row has been overplayed, and have accused the couple’s neighbours of being “politically motivated”.
Yesterday, Boris’s neighbour broke his silence after the domestic disturbance between the former London Mayor, 55, and his girlfriend.
On Saturday night, neighbour Tom, 29, said he had called police, adding: “My sole concern was the welfare and safety of my neighbours”.
Boris’s advisers fear the incident may have cost him greatly in his battle to become Prime Minister.
A source close to Boris told The Sun: “As far as Carrie is concerned this is a stitch-up.
“Both she and Boris are convinced that this was politically motivated.”
The source dismissed the loud argument as “a row like lots of couples have at the end of a demanding day”.
“As far as Carrie is concerned this is a stitch-up”
Boris Johnson insider
Neighbours say they heard screaming and banging coming from the flat, while ex-Tory spin doctor Carrie was heard shouting “get off me”.
Tom Penn and girlfriend Eve Leigh have denied that their politics had any motivation behind making the phone call.
The pair – who both voted Remain in 2016’s referendum – are at odds with pro-Brexit neighbour Johnson.
Tom told the Guardian: “I, along with a lot of my neighbours all across London, voted to remain in the EU. That is the extent of my involvement in politics.”
Scotland Yard has confirmed Met Police officers were called to the address.
A spokesman said: “Police attended and spoke to all occupants of the address, who were all safe and well.
“There were no offences or concerns apparent to the officers and there was no cause for police action.”
Boris avoided the subject entirely during live leadership hustings on Sky News on Saturday.
Asked by moderator Iain Dale, Johnson replied: “I don’t think the audience wants to hear about that kind of thing.”
Johnson is in a run-off against Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to replace Theresa May, who is stepping down after less than three years as Prime Minister.
10 MPs were nominated earlier this month, and that list has slowly been whittled down to two.
The final result will be announced on Monday, July 22, after the 160,000 Conservative Party members are given a vote.
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