Wednesday 12 June 2013 13.34 BST
Judge Constance Briscoe charged with perverting course of justice
"Barrister and author faces two charges in connection with case of Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce
Judge Constance Briscoe QC, who has been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice.
The barrister and bestselling author Constance Briscoe has been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice over allegations she lied to police in connection with the speeding points case against the former cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife, Vicky Pryce.
Briscoe, 55, a part-time crown court recorder and criminal lawyer, was arrested in October and was immediately suspended from the judiciary. She is due to appear at Westminster magistrates court on 24 June."
12 June 2013
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"Briscoe is known for her books Ugly and Beyond Ugly in which she claims she was abused as a child, which her mother denied. She often talks publicly about her experiences. Her mother, Carmen Briscoe-Mitchell, sued her daughter and her publishers Hodder & Stoughton for libel. The case was concluded in Briscoe's favour, when a jury in the High Court unanimously accepted Constance's argument that her allegations were substantially true [sic]."