Duchess of York ‘once sold herself as an escort’

Updated: Jun 07, 2010, 21:01 PM IST

Melbourne: After her recent cash-for-access scandal, the Duchess of York is facing shocking claims she once sold herself as an escort to Arab oil tycoons.

According to New Idea, world-renowned investigative journalist Ian Halperin has claimed that Fergie once took a suitcase filled for more than 500,000 dollars cash after agreeing to spend time with two Arab oil tycoons.

Fergie agreed to take the cash and spend time with the tycoons on their luxury yacht, according to reports.

Now, her friends fear that the fresh allegations might push her too far.

"There`s a real danger that with the stress she may contemplate ending it all," the Daily Telegraph quoted one close friend to Fergie as saying.