It could just be a matter of weeks before the Criminal Case Review Commission (CCRC) refers Christine Keeler’s conviction to the Court of Appeal, according to her son, 51-year-old Seymour Platt.
A 200-page dossier could hold the key to overturn his mum’s conviction and clear her name, after she was jailed for nine months in 1963.
Ms Keeler died in 2017, aged 75, years after having an affair with Conservative war minister John Profumo when she was a teenager, at 19.
Ms Keeler was jailed after lying in court following an assault, but her family believes she was convicted for an unrelated matter in order to discredit her following the affair.
At the time, Ms Keeler was credited with helping topple the Tory Government in the most infamous political sex scandal.
In 1963, Ms Keeler was attacked by stalker Aloysius “Lucky” Gordon though he successfully managed to appeal after it emerged she had lied to the jury when over two assault witnesses who were not actually there.
Mr Platt’s legal team has since insisted the lie was irrelevant. This is because “there was no doubt the assault took place”.
The Mirror reveals Mr Platt has vowed to clear his mum’s name: “It’s wrong that she went to prison, she was exploited and abused by powerful men. I want to fulfill a promise to tell the truth about her life.”
Christine was a dancer in Soho, London, when she met osteopath Stephen Ward. She was introduced to the high life. In July 1961 Ward took her to a gathering at Cliveden House, in Buckinghamshire, where she caught Profumo’s eye after swimming naked.
He added: “My mum’s story is just so sad. She shouldn’t have gone to prison and if she shouldn’t have gone to prison, she wasn’t a liar. If she wasn’t a liar, then the story of the Profumo affair that she told can’t just be dismissed. All the men around her in 1963 thought she was their property.
“They all acted with dishonour. She was exploited. I don’t think I felt the pain of her being gone until I read the document we compiled to clear her name. For my mother’s name to be cleared would mean I’d done what she asked me to do.”
At the time of the affair, Ms Keeler was ridiculed in the press, and was labelled a prostitute. Harold Wilson, who went on to become prime minister, called her a “harlot”.
Her story has been turned into a BBC drama titled ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’.
The CCRC said: “We have received an application from Mr Platt for a review of his mother’s conviction. The case is currently under review. No final decision has yet been reached on the application and no date has been set for any decision to be issued.”
Mr Platt’s campaign website is christine-keeler.co.uk.