A paparazzi photographer has rejected claims of spitting and harrassment made by Sienna Miller in front of the Leveson Inquiry.
At the probe into media ethics which comes in the wake of the News of The World phone hacking scandal, Miller said she was accosted by a member of the Press who spat at her to prompt a reaction.
But freelance snapper Barry Ferguson flatly denies Miller’s claims.
He said: “It was me what was supposed to have done it. But I never.
“I was on a job to do Vanessa Feltz, but who should walk out of the restaurant while I was having a quiet read of The Daily Star in my van when out pops Sienna bloody Miller?
“I couldn’t help it. I just exploded and it flew through the open window and landed on her chin. It was terrible. I felt awful. A few inches higher and I could have had her eye out.”
Ferguson told The News Grind he admits it was ill-advised to be masturbating in public.
But he was in no doubt who is really to blame for the incident.
He added: “It’s the Public, innit? Them’s the ones who want upskirt shots and stuff.
“If it wasn’t for the Public The Daily Star would be full of political analysis instead of the slipped nipple shots that had me wound right up. I think I am the real victim here.”