What You Don’t Know About Graphic Designer: Matt Wiessler Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Facebook, Instagram and More

Who is Matt Wiessler?

Matt Wiessler is the graphic artist who was reportedly commissioned to create the fake bank statements for Martin Bashir. The journalist asked Wiessler to create bank statements showing fake payments from a newspaper and from an offshore company going into a bank account of a firm owned by Earl Spencer’s former head of security.  Princess Diana’s 1995 Panorama interview has been found to have taken place under shady circumstances.

An inquiry report found that dubious means were employed by former BBC journalist Martin Bashir to get access to the princess. Retired judge Lord Dyson, who led the inquiry, found that Bashir had breached BBC rules by making fake bank statements to gain access to the princess.

How old is Matt Wiessler?

Matt Wiessler is believed to be in his 50s.

Matt Wiessler Wikipedia

Matt Wiessler is the graphic artist who was commissioned to mock up fake bank statements for Martin Bashir which allegedly helped him trick Princess Diana into giving him the Panorama interview. He believes he was made a “scapegoat” by the BBC for the reporter’s actions.

It is claimed Bashir asked graphic designer Wiessler to mock up bank statements showing fake payments from a newspaper and from an offshore company going into a bank account of a firm owned by Earl Spencer’s former head of security.

Mr Wiessler told ITV that Bashir asked him to create two statements in October 1995 — but did not tell him what the work was for.

Wiessler said, “I got a phone call from Martin Bashir and he wanted me to do a favor for him and it was really urgent and really important. Martin said that they really, really, really had to be done by the morning as he needed them at Heathrow Terminal Two.”

“He said: ‘I need to show them to someone’. It’s almost like he was inventing it as he was going along.”

Matt Wiessler BBC

Wiessler also said he started to become suspicious because one of the names used on the documents had appeared in previous Panoramas. He said, “All I want is for the BBC to come forward and honestly make an apology because it has had a huge impact.”

As per reports, he feels he “played a hand” in events that lead to Princess Diana’s death.

Wiessler, who worked on a freelance basis for the BBC, was sacked following his role in the forgeries.

He said, “When the whole story did play out and Diana, unfortunately, lost her life, I felt that I could trace it back to the interview Martin had done with her. And because I had played a hand in that interview, if you have a part of something that lasts out badly — then it does sit in your mind.”

Matt Wiessler Martin Bashir

Wiessler claimed that he was never told what the bogus bank documents were being used for.

He said, “I copied documents Martin said existed. He couldn’t show them to me on the night. That responsibility is his. That should all be put to him.” He added that the incident “changed my life a lot” and led to him being called a “forger.” He said, “Forgers are criminals.”

“The impact is that everybody you know, it’s sort of somewhere in their mind.”

Martin Bashir Bank Statments

It comes as Lord Dyson’s report is expected to find that Martin Bashir allegedly “used deceitful methods” to secure his Panorama interview with Princess Diana, Lord Dyson’s report is expected to find when it is released today. The formal report is set to reveal how Bashir and BBC bosses “breached” guidelines to bag the interview, in which Princess Diana sensationally declared “there were three of us in this marriage.”

The six-month inquiry conducted by Lord Dyson will condemn senior BBC executives at the time over allegations of a cover-up, according to the Telegraph.

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