So what made Wright decide to make his claim now?
"I didn't decide," he told the BBC in a video interview. "I had people decide this matter for me. And they're making life difficult not for me but my friends, my family, my staff. I have staff here in London, I have staff overseas, and they want to be private, they don't want all of this to affect them. I don't want any of them to be impacted by this."
Other news organizations hoping Wright will repeat his claims and his message-signing demonstration on camera are out of luck.
"I'm going to come in front of the camera once, and I will never be on a camera, ever again, for any TV station or any media, ever," he said.
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