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    JANE ANDREWS: NAKED AMBITION by Peter Stubley

    Jane Andrews was the Cleethorpes girl who wanted to be a princess.

    From humble origins as the plain daughter of a carpenter and social worker she would eventually move in the highest social circles in the land.

    But ultimately her all-consuming desire to forge a permanent role in the upper class world would destroy everything she cherished.

    One of two children, Andrews was born in the sleepy seaside Humberside town and later moved to Grimsby with her family.

    By the time intelligent and promising Andrews took her 'A' levels at the local grammar school she was already desperate to escape south.

    She began work designing children's clothes for Marks and Spencer but spent her time spare time flipping through upper crust women's magazines, dreaming of rubbing shoulders with royalty.

    At the age of 21, her dreams came true when she became the Duchess of York's dresser after replying to an advert in 'The Lady' magazine.

    It provided her with a marriage in 1989 to Christopher Dunn-Butler, who also worked for Sarah Ferguson.

    THE END OF HER FIRST MARRIAGE

    Five years later she divorced the computer expert citing 'pressures of work.'

    In1995 Andrews first hit the headlines when £250,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from suitcases belonging to the Duchess, which were supposed to be in her care.*

    The following year she was sacked - ostensibly as part of a cost-cutting exercise.

    Her life with the Duchess would remain an obsession and she would endlessly tell family and friends of the hotels she had stayed in - the grand suites at the Four Seasons in New York or the Cippriani in Venice.



    The cricket bat Andrews used to batter Tommy

    Deprived of the job she loved, Andrews was soon on anti-depressants and her golden brown hair, once died red in imitation of her former boss, began to fall out in clumps.

    The failure revealed that underneath the designer clothes and exclusive make-up Andrews was an unstable and intensely insecure woman now desperate to escape spinsterhood.

    She was also seeing a psychotherapist after she made allegations of abuse as a child.

    On New Years Eve, 1998, Andrews met dashing millionaire's son Tom Cressman - the ultimate eligible bachelor.

    His parents had made a fortune through the Bristol Street Motors group and father Harry was a former director of Aston Villa football club.

    PLAYBOY TOMMY CRESSMAN

    Tom Cressman was becoming a wealthy man in his own right, with a bespoke car cover business and a partnership with former Formula One ace Sir Stirling Moss in a car polish enterprise.*

    The playboy hadthe image to match his wealth - one of his eight cars was a classic 1963 scarlet Alfa Romeo Spider and he kept a gorgeous 1960 Riva speedboat.

    His status and group of friends would guarantee Andrews the place the tables of the rich and famous she craved after the loss of the Royal job.

    Andrews tried to prise herself back into high-profile career by taking the post of*PR manager for London's world famous Claridge's hotel in October 1999.

    Inexperienced Andrews was a flop and forced to leave after only two months to become a shop assistant.

    Increasingly she became dependent on her 'Darling Tommy' for financial assistance with the mortgage on her apartment in Battersea as well as her social life.

    But Mr Cressman had his own problems. The court heard he was extremely close to mother Barbara after the divorce of his parents.

    Although he had other women in his life, the jury heard she was the only woman he felt completely comfortable with.

    SEXUAL FETISHES

    Mr Cressman also harboured an interest in 'adventurous' sexual fetishes, including bondage, spanking and anal sex.

    He could also be cruel - he would make no secret of the physical and emotional imperfections he found in Andrews.

    Despite his arrogance, Andrews saw him as her only chance of securing her future happiness in high society and constantly pestered him to commit himself to her above everything else.

    She was desperate to prove wrong those who said Tommy would never settle down and gave himan ultimatum of six months to propose to her.

    Mr Cressman later confided in a close friend that Andrews was 'a pair of old slippers I cannot throw away.'

    The months leading up to Mr Cressman's death were their happiest times together.

    Andrews fondly remembered how they went to look at houses together in the Cotswolds.

    She sounded like an excited schoolgirl as she told the Old Bailey jury: 'Everybody kept on calling us Mr and Mrs Cressman.'

    'He thought it was very funny and said "I like the sound of that.'



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    Andrews (in sunglasses) buys fresh underwear at Marks and Spencer* as she evades the police

    But friends noticed how the 'ideal couple' swung moodily from apparent devotion to pure spite against each other.

    DRAMATIC LOVE AFFAIR

    There were also clues to the impending tragedy in the hysterical answerphone message she left for her boyfriend complaining about his lack of affection.

    'Oh it's loonybin Janey, you don't give a toss if I'm walking home at 1am.' she sobbed.

    Another glimpse of her instability came at a dinner party when Andrews made a crude remark about Tom's fondness for kinky dressing up after drinking too much wine and he later had to make an apology to her hosts.

    Even her reserved ex-husband Mr Dunn-Butler, the first person she called after the killing, admitted she was 'melodramatic' and 'liked to go on a bit.'

    When fragile Andrews discovered Tommy had lied to her about getting married and she found steamy e-mails to a woman in America on his computer she saw her plans for the future in ruins.

    Mr Cressman had dithered too long and Andrews suddenly realised he was 'dangling* a carrot in front of me and pulling the strings.'

    An idyllic holiday in Italy and the South of France ended with a blazing row at the airport with Andrews refusing to board the plane.

    She tearfully called friends telling them 'Tommy' had finally told her he was not going to marry her.

    'SOMEBODY IS GOING TO GET HURT'

    They returned home to Maltings House in Bagley's Lane, Fulham but another furious argument erupted the following day and Mr Cressman called the police at 11.35am telling the operator: 'Somebody is going to get hurt.'

    Police advised him to keep calm and no officers were sent.

    As her boyfriend slept that night, Andrews stripped naked to avoid staining her clothes with blood and stood before his bed clutching a knife and his cricket bat.

    She smashed him across the head with the bat then stabbed her unconscious and helpless lover in the chest.

    As Mr Cressman lay dying she returned to the room, pulled out the knife and stabbed him in the chest again to finish him off.

    Prosecutor Bruce Houlder, QC, said the killing was a 'classic case of the jilted woman wanting revenge.’

    'Anger and jealousy rose up in her and led her to take a terrible revenge on the man she clearly loved.

    'She was a friendly and decent woman who was so transformed and frankly burnt up inside by her anger that she killed him.’

    Andrews walked from the room covered in blood and drove towards Plymouth after scrubbing the blood from her skin.

    SHE CALLED EX HUSBAND MINUTES AFTER MURDER

    The first person she contacted was Christopher Dunn-Butler at 3.10am on Sunday,September 17, just a few minutes after the*stabbing.

    She then sent messages to friends denying all knowledge of her lover's death and claiming he had been blackmailed.

    Police found her at a lay-by on the A38 near Liskeard, Cornwall after she had taken 40 headache pills in an apparent suicide bid.

    Andrews dressed in black from head to toe for every day of her Old Bailey trial as if in mourning for the man with whom she had so desperately wanted to share her life.



    Andrews tried to look mournful when she arrived in court each day

    But faced with a life sentence, Andrews murdered her dead lover's reputation just as surely as she plunged the knife into his chest.

    She wailed to the jury how she 'was the only one who ever saw the other side of Tommy.'

    Andrews claimed he forced her to have anal sex 'many times' in their affair - despite her abhorrence of the act.

    On the night of his death she said he had tried to rape anally and she had left the bedroom twice.

    Each time she returned, first with a cricket bat and then a knife to defend herself.

    'HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO KILL ME'

    She told the jury: 'He started hitting me and said I had ruined him. He said he was going to f****** kill me.

    'I just froze. He got hold of my hair and was trying to hit me. I picked up the knife because I didn't want him anywhere near me.

    'We came together and the next thing I knew he was on top of me.

    'It must have gone into him. I crawled from underneath him and ran out of the room.'

    Her barristerJohn Kelsey-Fry QC claimed she was not guilty of murder due either to provocation, diminished responsibility because of her mentalillness, self-defence or a bit of all three.

    On May 16 2001 the jury convicted Andrews on a majority decision after 11 hours and 44 minutes deliberation.

    The late Recorder of London, Judge Michael Hyam said: 'In killing the man you loved you ended his life and ruined your own.

    ‘It is evident that you made your attack upon him when you were consumed with anger and bitterness.

    ‘Nothing could justify what you did. It was a brutal attack and even if you felt yourself wronged you were attacking an unarmed man who had possibly been asleep a few minutes before you attacked him.

    ‘After you had struck him first with a cricket bat and then stabbed him with a knife you left him to die without remorse.'

    After the verdict Mr Cressman's father Harry said: 'I feel she is going to have the holiday she deserved.'

    Andrews appealed against her conviction, claiming she would not have murdered Mr Cressmanhad she not been repeatedly sexually abused as a child.

    Her claims were rejected.*


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    Happier times...Jane Andrews and Tommy Cressman

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    She is totally crazy,right to the core.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    She is totally crazy,right to the core.
    She really is. Like Betty Broderick, if safely ensconced in a nice house with a compliant husband, she would probably come off as a social nuisance. Any deviation from that path or decline in social standing, and you've got yourself a murderous.
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    ^ Interesting that she was recruited by the Duchess of York in the first place.
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    Rollo, it didn't sound like she actually knew WHO she'd be dressing when applying to the add. Just turned out to be a pleasant surprise.

    Novice - thanks for the story. I hadn't heard half of that. The only reason I know about her is on an episode of "Snapped" - a show about "scorned/killer" woman. So they portrayed her as obsessed, but the incident with Tommy as an unfortunate circumstance - like she lost it bc she had JUST found out (after their holiday) he wouldn't marry her.

    They failed to mention the questionable and obsessive behavior she had with Fergie.
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    Is Fergie's killer aide plotting to spill her racy royal secrets? A Saudi prince's indecent proposal. Philip's 'fling' with a renowned novelist... Will Jane Andrews reveal all?


    • Jane Andrews worked for The Duchess of York for nearly eight years
    • Fergie's former confidante has served 14 years for killing her boyfriend
    • Now 48, it is feared she may be tempted to write her long-awaited memoirs
    • Could reveal Duchess's secrets which have long evaded the public gaze

    By CHRISTOPHER WILSON FOR THE DAILY MAIL
    PUBLISHED: 22:10, 29 May 2015 | UPDATED: 22:10, 29 May 2015

    Within weeks — maybe days — The Duchess of York’s former aide and confidante, who has served 14 years in jail for killing her boyfriend, will be free. Jane Andrews, who worked for Fergie for nearly eight years, has been recommended for parole.
    It should be a moment of relief for the Duchess, who once adored Miss Andrews. Instead, what happens next could turn into her worst nightmare.
    With no home, no job and the prospect of an extremely chilly future as she tries to reintegrate into society, the murderous former royal aide, now 48, will, it is feared, be more than tempted to write her long-awaited memoirs.
    They could reveal, once and for all, the secrets in the Duchess’s life which have for so long evaded the public gaze.



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    In the know: Jane Andrews (right) with he Duchess of York in Knightsbridge, London, in 1995

    Such a decision would be a calamity for Fergie, who is enjoying one of the less turbulent passages of her life.
    Having recovered from the scandal of trying to sell access to her former husband, the Duke of York, for £500,000 in 2010, she has kept an admirably low profile in Britain, while trying hard to raise it in America, where she was once a household name.
    It has been a quiet time. A lucrative promotional campaign with U.S. Weight Watchers bit the dust five years ago, and attempts to relaunch herself as a children’s author left the American reading public underwhelmed. But recently Sarah York has, with typical chutzpah, clawed her way back.

    She is currently fronting a sales campaign for the Fusion Xcelerator food blender — a weight-loss gadget — and has launched her own brand of tea with the sales tag ‘Take Tea With The Duchess’.
    On the home front, her tenure at Royal Lodge, Windsor, with her ex-husband Prince Andrew seems rock-solid. Indeed, many believe the couple could remarry once the principal hurdle to such a move — Fergie’s former father-in-law, Prince Philip — is no longer on the scene.
    Worryingly, because of her spend-spend-spend history, the Duchess recently talked about taking on a London base in Belgravia (she is not welcome at Buckingham Palace, where her husband retains a suite of rooms). This luxury alone could relieve her of all her new-found cash — but that, she might argue, is her own risk.


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    Jane Andrews is to be released from prison after serving just 14 years of a life sentence for murdering boyfriend Tom Cressman (pictured together in 1995)


    Jane Andrews arrives at Old Bailey charged with murder (archive)




    And so, with her daughters happily making their way in the world, life looks rosy. As so often is the case, the public in time forgives a transgressing royal. And perhaps, at 55, Fergie has finally learnt that if you keep your head down, people will stop criticising you.
    However, all this would be disrupted if Jane Andrews decides to spill the royal beans.
    During her time working for the Duchess, she was her closest confidante. She knows her former employer’s secrets better than anyone — and there are many.
    The two women parted on bad terms over a ‘misunderstanding’ about the affections of one of Fergie’s boyfriends, the Italian aristocrat Count Gaddo della Gherardesca. But although Fergie treated her generously after the breach, these days there is no love lost between the two women.
    It was during Andrews’ time with Fergie, first as a dresser, later promoted to upmarket aide, that the Duchess plunged into her misguided affairs with two Texan businessmen, Steve Wyatt and John Bryan. The latter spectacularly brought an end to the Yorks’ marriage in 1992 after photographs of him sucking Her Royal Highness’s toes by a pool in the South of France were published. Jane Andrews witnessed it all.
    She also watched the Yorks’ subsequent separation and divorce, and the traumatic effect of the loss of Fergie’s HRH status. Andrews lived for a time at Romenda Lodge, an unlovely house on Wentworth Golf Course where Fergie holed up with Bryan and her two daughters after the marriage split, and has a raft of untold tales to tell of the weird, almost psychedelic life the Duchess plunged into after her public disgrace.


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    Fergie with Jane Andrews, who may be tempted to write her long-awaited memoirs upon her release

    She could tell the bizarre story of how Fergie imagined she could win an Olympic gold medal for showjumping without having even sat on horseback for years. For it was Jane Andrews who was asked to find a horse called Heather Blaze that her boss had seen on television.
    ‘It’s my fate! I’ve found the horse! I’m going to Ireland to buy it!’ squeaked the Duchess. The asking price was £400,000; her overdraft at the time was £2 million.
    And who but Fergie could picture herself married to John F. Kennedy Jr, son of the assassinated U.S. President, even though she had never met him? American businessman Dr Allan Starkie, her benefactor and confidant, told some of the story in his eye-popping memoir Fergie: Her Secret Life.
    He wrote: ‘She told me: “I find him so attractive.” Only later did I discover her obsessive belief that she would one day marry John Kennedy and become First Lady of America.’ Fergie was still married to Prince Andrew at the time.
    Who but the Duchess could imagine that an Arab prince would get rid of her multimillion-pound overdraft without wanting something in return? Yet Andrews learnt that her boss approached the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz, with the cheeky idea that he would wipe out her seven-figure debt at Coutts, the royal bankers.
    The prince invited her to dinner and was evidently happy to take care of the problem but was hoping for a night of love.
    Fergie, who privately called the prince ‘Rubber Lips’, balked after he planted a wet kiss on her mouth. Still, Prince Nayef played the gentleman, giving her £50,000 for his fleeting moment of pleasure.
    And who but this poor deluded royal reject could fantasise that her husband, Prince Andrew, was Regent, with her sitting beside him on the throne as he presided over the State Opening of Parliament?
    During the Jane Andrews years, Fergie lived in a dream of being First Lady of one country or another, on this occasion Britain. Of course, there is no suggestion that she hoped for the demise of Prince Charles. Nevertheless, according to Dr Starkie she imagined what it might be like if Prince Andrew was appointed Regent, reigning as de facto King until Prince William came of age, with her — separated but still married — by the Regent’s side.
    What could be more blissful than to be Queen Fergie?
    All these fantasies, and some even weirder, ran through the Duchess’s mind while at her shoulder stood Jane Andrews, witnessing everything.
    Fergie was lost from the real world, having disappeared into a life dominated and steered by a succession of psychics, on whom she lavished large sums of money she could not afford.
    ‘Nothing her psychics told Sarah ever came true,’ observed a friend bleakly. Andrews might know why they exerted such a hold on her employer.


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    Fergie (pictured in Cannes earlier this month) has kept an admirably low profile in Britain, while trying hard to raise it in America, where she was once a household name

    But quite apart from the possibility of such revelations spilling out of the Duke and Duchess of York’s closet, there is just as big a risk of collateral damage to other members of the Royal Family, should Andrews put pen to paper.
    For Fergie was, during her aide’s employment, thrilled by the whole royal scene and an avid collector of high-octane gossip.
    She knows her former employer’s secrets better than anyone — and there are many

    For example, she used to tell the story — oft-repeated in royal circles — of Prince Philip’s supposed dalliance with the writer Daphne du Maurier on the eve of his marriage to the Queen (then Princess Elizabeth).
    The story goes that in the weeks leading up to the wedding in November 1947, Philip was at a loose end, hanging around Buckingham Palace with nothing much to do. The Princess’s Comptroller, Sir Frederick Browning, suggested that Philip should go down to Cornwall for the weekend to stay at his home, Menabilly.
    Browning was married to du Maurier, who was well known for her ungovernable sex drive with both men and women. When the novelist came to meet the young prince off the train ‘an instant understanding arose between them’, according to the gossips.
    The couple supposedly went to bed and stayed there the whole weekend. When it was time for Philip to return to London, he is said to have told du Maurier: ‘I don’t want to go. I want to stay here with you.’
    The writer allegedly replied: ‘You will go. First, I am 14 years older than you. Second, I am married. Third, the whole country is waiting for you to bring our future Queen down the aisle. Go and do your duty!’
    Admirers of Prince Philip will surely dismiss such slurs as scurrilous tittle-tattle. But who knows what else the Duchess of York may have gleaned on the Royal Family’s patriarch, a man who detests her (he was once reported to have said that he ‘won’t have her in the house’).

    Fergie on what kind of grandmother Diana would have been




    Sarah herself has always been shrewd enough never to talk about the Royal Family in public (despite being trapped into indiscretions over the years by undercover Sunday red-top tabloid reporters), and for that good sense she is tolerated to this day on its outermost fringes.
    But who knows what stories she repeated to Jane Andrews? In private, she can be an Olympic-standard sharer of indiscretions.
    For example, Fergie will have learnt from Prince Andrew the many untold stories about Prince Charles’s relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles while he was still married to Diana.
    She will have learnt about the Queen Mother’s £4 million overdraft — a debt that everyone laughed off, including the Queen, who joked: ‘Coutts would have folded long ago but for Mummy’s overdraft.’
    Yet when Fergie ran up a similar debt with the same bank, she was savaged by critics for her spendthrift ways. She will not have forgiven the more favourable treatment shown to the Queen Mother.
    Who but the Duchess could imagine that an Arab prince would get rid of her multimillion-pound overdraft without wanting something in return?

    Then, of course, there was her ‘frenemy’ Princess Diana. As their marriages sagged, the two women compared notes and formed an uneasy alliance, pledging that they would divorce in tandem — but each was supremely jealous of the other.
    According to Fergie’s one-time lover John Bryan, she was always jealous of the superior Press coverage Diana received. Ironically, Prince Charles hoped despairingly that his wife would lighten up and ‘be more like Fergie’ — a remark hardly calculated to make the sisters-in-law grow closer.
    When Fergie got to hear about this, she grilled her staff, asking them if she would have made a better wife for Charles. ‘Pretty soon, Sarah was convinced she was the one for Charles, and that she should have ended up as Queen of ****ing England,’ recalled Bryan despairingly.
    As someone who could jealously ‘cry for two days’ after Diana made an appearance on television, the Duchess is hardly likely to have stored up precious memories of her, so we can expect Miss Andrews to have many unpublished stories that have the potential to damage Diana’s reputation and cause hurt to her sons William and Harry.
    It is now nearly 14 years since Cleethorpes-born Jane Andrews went to jail for the murder of her former stockbroker lover. She beat him as he slept with a cricket bat, then stabbed him to death after he said he didn’t want to marry her.
    Her life has been one of intense highs and equally crippling lows. Writing her memoirs may prove cathartic to her. But by signing a publisher’s contract, as it is widely expected she will, she would only be doing lasting damage to the much-battered House of York.
    It will be fascinating to see which choice she makes.



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