German hotel dismisses Laura Bush's poisoning claim as 'publicity stunt'

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London, April 30(ANI): A German hotel has slammed former US First Lady Laura Bush's claim of possible poisoning, stating its a publicity stunt to draw attention to her memoirs.

George W. Bush's wife hints in her upcoming autobiography 'Spoken from the Heart,' that she, her husband and staff members may have been poisoned during their stay in Hotel Heiligendamm in northern Germany, in 2007.

The leader was visiting the country for a G8 summit.

Laura writes that the president had fallen ill, leading the Secret Service to speculate a case of possible poisoning. However, doctors had concluded that they had all contracted a virus.

She goes on to mention several high-profile poisonings, and adds, "we never learned if any other delegations became ill, or if ours, mysteriously, was the only one," reports the New York Times, which has obtained the copy of the book.

However, Christian Ploeger, a spokesman for the Fundus Group, which owns the hotel, said there was no evidence of someone trying to poison the premier.

"We see absolutely no evidence to support (these allegations) at all. The food was checked by security staff," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.e added: "I suspect that this may be just to try and sell more copies of the book."

The book will hit stores in May. (ANI)

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