Fayed Rips Bishop Over Diana Plea

Dodi's dad rejects call to give up conspiracy theories about crash
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2007 2:36 PM CDT
Mohamed Al Fayed, center, observes a two-minute silence in memory of his son Dodi Al Fayed and Diana, Princess of Wales, in front of a statue of them at Harrods, London, Friday, Aug. 31, 2007. Friday...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Insisting “the truth is still being covered up,” Mohamed Al-Fayed slammed the Bishop of London for urging congregants at Diana’s memorial service to end the bickering over the circumstances of her death. “Let it end here,” Richard Chartres advised, but Al-Fayed branded him a “stuffed shirt” who is obstructing justice for the fallen princess  and his son Dodi, Times Online reports.

The Egyptian mogul accused Chartres of “hijacking” the service with personal opinions that  “interfere in the court process.” At an inquest next month, Al-Fayed’s lawyers will allege the deaths were part of a murder conspiracy. Separately, a surgeon operating on Diana after the crash claimed her death could have been avoided if she received medical attention sooner.